I love my Obie BT100XL's but sometimes I wish I had something with a little more light grasp. Bigger binos of course would be great but I am pretty close to my comfortable weight limit with the Obie's and I suspect that even moving to a 120mm bino setup would be a LOT heavier.
I currently own an 8" GOTO Evolution Cat and can move that around the yard but frankly the focal length is too long for the clusters that I spend most of my time observing and, ironically (I was a computer engineer) I hate the computerized setup. I have also owned Dobs, none of which I liked both for having to move them around in 2 pieces and I could never get the balance right on the altitude movement.
I was thinking a smaller Newtonian on an alt Az mount but I am thinking that a 6" one (which would meet my weight requirement) won't provide significantly brighter views than my Obie's and an 8" might push me over my weight limit.
So what larger instruments do you guys have ?