Well, lets have a little social experiment. What realistic strehl number do you think a 6" triplet at f/8 using Fk61 and Lanthanum should have when it sells for a hair under $4,000?
There isn't a right or wrong answer. I just want to know what the realistic expectations are.
I want you all to keep this in mind, and I understand the glass types are different and some aren't even mentioned:
150mm Esprit from Sky-Watcher, no strehl given, $6399
SV152 from StellarVue, .95 strehl or better, is $8900
TOA-150 Takahashi, no strehl given guessing .95 or better due to pedigree, $12,970
Televue 127, No strehl and smaller, $7200
APM 150 triplet, usually .95 or better, $10,000 depending on the exchange rate
TEC 160FL, .95 or better, $12,500
Explore Scientific 165ED, no strehl give, $9500
So be fair and honest in your assessment as to expectations. Would I like to get a .97 Strehl instrument at $4,000? You bet. I would also like to retire with a billion dollars in the bank. Neither is happening anytime soon.