For me the answer is simple: I need to be able to do both.
Of course, I built my own DSC which is an obvious tell, but:
I don't necessarily rely on it for 100% everything. I do a one star alignment with skysafari, and then use it like a finder to get in the area, be certain of where I am, and then be free to explore. The DSC actually gives me more freedom to explore because I know that if I get lost I'll be back to a known place in seconds (which was more time consuming when star-hopping alone).
The weather in my area makes most sessions short lived, so I really appreciate how the DSC helps me get started faster (specially since I use skysafari + one star alignment instead of the typical complex hand controller alignment), and how it allows me to explore an area, without fear of getting too lost and "wasting time". With a push-to like that, it's really not about one vs the other, its about enjoying both.
scope mount I only use it for EAA. Time is at a premium when I do that, so goto is useful, but it just doesn't lend itself so much for exploration.
Edited by Adun, 21 November 2017 - 03:02 PM.