It's gonna sound selfish (I guess), but I'm glad that lots of refractor fans want APOs. It means less competition for these long & cumbersome achromatics, and helps keep the costs down for us old timers. I mean: Gotos, N-Ks, Swifts, & Unitrons (among others) have shown up on the Goodwill site. The Goodwill! It gives folks a chance to snag a great optic at a low price. Some of these are seriously under-valued, and show up in our Finds thread.
Has anyone compared an Edmund 3" with a Jaegers? I assume Edmund used Japan-made optics, while the Jaegers were made in-house.