Right now, APM is selling the 152 ED at about the same price that I paid. IME, that's an excellent deal for what you get -- including the metal case with form-fitted foam.
Mine rides on a vintage Meade StarFinder EQ (1" diameter steel shafts) with a 5' tall pedestal. I currently use a cheap GSO 50mm RACI finder, and the OTA weighs about 20 pounds -- does not stress the mount at all. A single 9V battery powers the drive, which tracks accurately at up to 400x.
Mine has the 2.5" dual-speed rack & pinion focuser -- not the big 3.7" Hexafocus. I have no trouble nailing the focus -- every bit as well as my 1995 Vixen 80 F8 fluorite refractor.
Sunday morning I had my first imaging session. Low level haze has greatly limited resolution of Jupiter's features, but the color correction is very close to that of my 6" reflectors:
Edited by Bomber Bob, 06 March 2018 - 07:36 PM.