Sincere thanks for taking the time to perform all these tests and for reporting back for everyone!
In particular, thanks for the initial star test results and the initial chromatism reports, they're very helpful for my visual-observing non-imaging interests here. Curious if you could share with which eyepieces and diagonal(s) you were performing these tests?
Also, in regards to the, um, state-of-arrival of this package, you're clearly a more-determined and patient individual than myself in making-do with that damaged shipment, IMHO. That's quite the ongoing saga. FWIW, had it been me...after encountering the damaged case and focuser I'd have been on the phone with both the carrier and the shipper/reseller and, in this instance, the original manufacturer for solutions. (By way of example...when an order of Panasonic camera batteries arrived from their 46.8-mile trip from Manhattan last month in what appeared to have been a bubble envelope that had been run over by a fork-lift a claim call went out to Fedex [they requested emailed pictures of the package] and then B&H which resulted in B&H having already-heard from the carrier about the damaged delivery and a fresh boxed replacement set of batteries immediately went out and arrived with a prepaid return label for the damaged goods. Turnaround time, two days from original delivery...with the shipper then taking up matters business-to-business with the carrier.)
Anyhoo, I hope this has a happy ending for you. And sincerest thanks again for sharing your viewing experiences!
Edit: Oop, I see now..."240x (5mm Nagler Type 5)", "120x (10mm XW)"...sorry for the earlier question.
No worries. I used a series of eyepieces including a 5mm Nagler Type 5, 10mm Pentax XW, 16mm Nagler Type 5, 30mm Leitz Astroplanokular and Vixen 42mm LVW. The diagonal was a Baader Maxbright.
As for the damaged case, here's the thing. The case is pretty crummy to be honest. Super thin plywood skinned with aluminum one grade above aluminum foil, with poorly applied cheap black rubberized foam lining the interior, really sloppily put together (the lid fits and latched poorly though in my case that could be due to rough handling), etc. Even my good cases (Pelicans, Porta-Braces, Scopeguards, etc.) look like they've been well sued because, well, I use them in harsh environments.
If you received one of these Skywatcher cases in perfect condition, it's flimsy construction and awkward dimensions pretty much insure that it won't look pretty for long. I look at it this way - UPS rather than me put the first ding of many dings to come in the case.
The focuser, on the other hand, is aggravating. The damage to the unit makes the almost unusable at high magnification, as achieving best focus often proves impossible because the focal point is between detentes. To make matters worse, it's not plug and play like it is on the other Evostar scopes that use the unit. On the big 150 the unit appears to be mounted (permanently?) to an adapter segment that bolts into the tube rear plate. Put another way, that means there's likely no easy aftermarket swap option. Similarly I'll bet that the prospect of getting a spare, with the scope being so new, is pretty low.