This will be a basic review as I am not an accomplished astronomer.
Very pleased with this scope, durable and well thought out. These Lightbridge scopes can be very eyecatching at events, they look exotic I guess and draw a lot of attention. The open truss so far has not been very vulnerable to stray light; I think this is because the upper and lower tubes are fairly deep and provide protection. The construction is steel for tubes, aluminum for truss rods, and fine particleboard for the base. Overall this unit is much heavier than I expected, especially the lower tube. Combination of a heavy mirror and cell makes the base especially heavy. This has an advantage in that it keeps the 'hinge' low, but it makes it a job to carry around, even when disassembled. This scope is the most vulnerable to temperature changes of any scope I have used; a cool down is a must. My unit will not hold collimation when assembled, even with the truss rods marked for proper placement. A laser coll is required on my unit, and sometimes even during viewing if the truss rods shrink during the night.
The 2" eyepiece feature is most welcome, especially for a smaller unit. I highly recommend 2" eyepieces, especially wide field as they really open up this scope. Narrow field eyepieces on this are a waste. Eyepiece FL is good down to maybe 12-15mm, but eyepieces 9mm and less get pretty fuzzy. Focus unit is basic and kinda clumsy, but adequate. Steel tubes mean mods such as new mounts can be added easily, like working on a car you can hammer, drill, weld with abandon as it will cause no harm. This scope is surprisingly resistant to dewing, I am usually the last in the star party to call it quits when humidity strikes. If dew does form it is more likely on the secondary than the main, making it easy to remove.
LIke many owners I added a carrying handle to the base, this works wonders and is a must do modification.