I have owned and I did enjoy my C14, but that being said, this was a long time ago when Go2 dobsonians were not avialable and these days, unless you are imaging or transporting it is a small car, I would say that a 14" dob is a better scope in almost every way.
I thought that the CGE was about right for the 14 and I don't know your mount, but if the capacity is about the same, then it should be OK, though the GGE was not rock solid at 350x.
The biggest issue I had with the C14 was dew. I had to run two dew straps on mine sometimes, and this meant that I had to be within reach of an outlet.
The second biggest issue was the field of view. Yeah, a lot of things are more than small enough to fit into the field of a C14, but at the same time, many amazing objects on the Milky Way sit in glorious star fields and the star fields around them add tremendously to the view. Also, you top out on FOV and exit pupil with a 41mm Panoptic or 55mm Plossl, and the issue here is that if you are using LPR filters, these do dim the image to some degree, and being able to get a bigger exit pupil than one can get with a 55mm Plossl is quite helpful when looking for larger, dimmer nebula or galaxies.
The next issue was setup. Lots of trips out of the door. By comparison, I can move my dob out in one trip using a hand truck. I can literally be observing in less than 2 minutes from the time I walk out the door.
The last big issue for me was the field curvature and coma. Now with shorter focal lengths, you could use Naglers, but with longer focal length, I had to rely on Panoptics. The EdgeHD version would fix this though.
The dew though was a major pain to me. I had nights where I had to run hair dryers to stay ahead of the game, but this coupled with the long setup time eventually drove me away from the C14.
One place the C14 excelled for me was planetary imaging. At f/22, you could get some nice, large, detailed images. It was just so much work to do though, with the setup and everything, I stopped doing it.
(These days, I would recommend a 10" dob and an image intensified eyepiece! The stuff you can see, even from the city!!!!. Like using a 20" dob, without the pain of setup!!!)
Edited by Eddgie, 24 August 2019 - 02:48 PM.