In the late 1970's and early 1980's (at least) Meade made a nice, affordable set of Orthoscopics and "Modified Achromatics" (Kellners) in .965" that were a great addition to any .965 telescope. They took away the "peepsight" stigma of the .965's and made the .965 telescopes almost as pleasurabIe to use as the 1-1/4's. I had a small set of them I used on my Unitron Q Scope. They were far, far, beyond the Unitron and Tasco eyepieces. I wish I still had them.
If I remember correctly, they were the 0.965" versions of the Meade Series 2 Orthos and MAs. I think there was even a 40mm version. Over the years, I have had a number of 0.965" eyepieces but I think I only have one left. I have given them to beginners with scopes with 0.965" focusers.
My favorites, not because of their optics but well, just because, are the color coded eyepiece sets that came with Sears and other scopes.
Also, the simplicity of some of the longer focal length eyepieces from the classic era. All brass with only two elements. But unlike today's eyepieces, they were made to be taken apart and cleaned by the owner/user. That pretty awesome. It's takes a lot of courage to dive into to Plossl or Ortho, I can't imagine disassembling an Ethos..