OK, now it's time to tell everyone what aspects of classic gear you really like.
I really like the consistent high quality of optics from Royal Astro, Swift, and Manon. Haven't tested a bad one yet from those folks.
I really like f/20 achromats, and longer.
I like refinishing mahogany. Boxes, tripods, whatever.
I like orthoscopic, Erfle, Kellner, and Plossl eyepieces.
I like white tubes and shiny metal mounts.
I like well-made rack & pinion focusers.
I like the caliber of people I meet who appreciate the older scopes.