I received my EQT-150SC platform on Monday, and I got it set up and used it late Monday night (before the clouds rolled in Tuesday morning).
Tracking was very good - I was able to track at 503x with no problems (seeing wasn't good enough to support this power, but I thought I would try it anyway).
For the balance of the evening, I tracked various objects at 176x (lunar limb, double/multiple stars). I don't know how close my polar alignment was (probably within a couple of degrees - I just leveled the platform and pointed it towards Polaris), and I was able to center an object in the eyepiece (Pentax XW 10mm - 24 arc minute field of view), and the object would still be in the field of view 10-15 minutes later.
I performed a couple of platform resets during testing, and everything worked great.
The platform seems really stable, is easy to use, and I didn't have any problems at all.
It was so nice viewing the E and F stars in the Trapezium without having to see them drift across the field and resetting the scope every few seconds (and the F star was very faint in the Full Moon washed out sky - I may not have been able to see it without using the platform). For me, having an object stationary and centered in the eyepiece allows me to get every last bit of detail from the viewing experience. It is also really nice to be able to take a break from an object for a few minutes without having to "power down" and re-acquire the target .
I am very happy with the platform, and look forward to using it a lot more during the next New Moon cycle (assuming the clouds cooperate).
More reports and pictures to follow.
Edited by gmartin02, 28 October 2015 - 04:44 PM.