...But my thinking goes like this:... He has some magnificent objects, the great Magellan Clouds, Eta Carinae nebulae, 47 Tucanae.. For me, I would want an eyepiece that would show these in their fullest. Ideally, that would be something like the 31mm Nagler.
And your right, I am not that interested in planets. A 31mm Nagler sounds wonderful, but is sadly out of reach. $300 or $400 (AU), maybe not. It would almost certainly need any eyepiece to be used, so that I could afford it.