For visual, the latitude of an equatorial usually needs setting only once, unless one relocates to another latitude. It really only amounts to pointing the RA axis to the north and ensuring that the mount is more or less level. An equatorial also has fine slow-motion controls, for both axes, and the ability to be easily and inexpensively motorised, for automatic hands-free tracking of any and all objects. In addition, the tube's focusser can be rotated for a more comfortable viewing position, unlike that which is fixed on a Dobsonian. A 6" f/5 is also more versatile than a 6" f/8, and for observing what little there is within the solar system and without into deep space with its far more numerous denizens.
An equatorially-mounted 6" f/5 is simply on a higher plane of observational enjoyment.
I like equatorial mounts just fine, and I agree that it's very easy indeed to polar-align them as long as you don't care too much about accuracy. However, I think that many of the points listed here are a little misleading. In particular, rotating the tube. Yes, you can rotate the tube on any decent equatorial-mounted telescope -- and a good thing, too, because if you couldn't, it would be almost impossible to view much of the sky. But this is a handicap, not an advantage. Rotating the tube is a nuisance. And it's unnecessary on a Dob, where the tube is always in a comfortable position, with no need to rotate it.
Likewise, slow-motion controls are great on an equatorial mount, but they are an extra level of complexity. It takes quite a while before you instinctively know where the slow-motion knobs are in all of a telescope's myriad possible positions. They're unnecessary on a Dob, which can be moved easily just by pushing the tube.
Personally, I prefer 8-inch f/6 Dobs to equatorial-mounted 6-inch f/5 reflectors. I can easily imagine preferring the equatorial version, but calling it more versatile or "a higher plane of enjoyment?" That's a bit much!
It is not "always" in a comfortable position...
I've used my 6" f/5 on a Dobson-mount, and found that I needed to rotate it on occasion for more comfortable viewing. It came with tube rings in order to do so. Larger, mass-produced Dobsonians come with fixed focussers because it would be more expensive to enable the ability to rotate them; certainly not as some imagined advantage.
The handicap is the design of the telescope, a Newtonian, not the mount. Telescopes with rear-mounted focussers rarely if ever require rotating. Of course, a Newtonian is "the best bang for the buck", and if one desires the luxury of an equatorial, especially when motorised, for their Newtonian, it does rotate to enable comfortable viewing, and like all Newtonians should. Specifically, a 6" f/5 optical tube is most easily rotated, and with little effort. I rotate mine on my Voyager I alt-azimuth even, and with no trouble at all.
It's not the monster as others seem to portray it.
Then, there are quite a few who would prefer to simply twist a single, little knob to keep an object in an ocular's field-of-view, rather than bumping the tube up and down and left to right. I think that's most certainly worth effecting the very slight learning curve required.
Incidentally, the versatility I spoke of was in reference to the optical, observational advantage of a 6" f/5 over that of a 6" f/8, and in observing the gamut, not to mention the former's more compact footprint.
Personally, I prefer to sit quietly when observing, rather than jumping about and banging on a tube. Now, when I mount my 8" f/5 in future, à la Dobson, it may very well come to that, and a necessary evil.