I've been trying to take the high road on some of the comments in this thread... but now, for the second time, I'm effectively being called a liar... **** is going on, here?
I said I'd owned a Skyview mount in the past, how is that making a comparison to modern day mounts??
I said budget wasn't a consideration, how could it be if I went from considering buying an EQ6 to buying an CEM40 before reconsidering my needs for a lighter mount?
I never said I give a rats rear for GoTo, I asked how one fitted into a scale of the others.
And lastly, I KNOW that more weight equals more stability because I've been hanging things off of tripods and lighting stands for my entire career.
Seriously, can the mods shut this dumpster fire of a weird thread?
Gonna add a bit more weirdness for you... the LX85 has a quirk you need to know about and check for IF you go that route... Meade somehow screwed up the AUX ports on the LX85 and it's sister LX65 mounts. The power poles are inverted in the AUX sockets making any normal accessories un-usable unless you make a dongle to change the polarity to correct wiring. This is only for the AUX port, not the Handbox or port on bottom of the handbox.
The LX85 is a rework of the older LX75 with upgraded motors and cosmetics according to individuals I've seen post about them. Because of this I believe it also has one of the annoying Meade saddle plates which is in my opinion a rather annoying design with a primary locking knob and tiny secondary lock nob. Unlike the other mounts you are considering this saddle is a pain. I have an LX75 I bought second hand with other equipment and realisticly I'd suggest avoiding this LX85.
I have the older NEQ6 Pro gear version which I swear weighs nearly 60lbs, it's a serious chunk! So I think for some of us who came from those the -R version is a serious diet. However, in your situation I can understand opting for something even lighter. Ideally we can all wish every mount was robust enough to carry a 14" but light enough to hold in one hand... but it ain't gonna be so...
Since you are aware of all the general advice but have constraints I think the choice matrix you now have to consider is whether you plan to stick with a smaller telescope for a while, long enough to justify getting healthier to handle larger/heavier equipment. If you plan to go this route for say 18mos-2years I'd say something like a AVX(17lbs), or Skywatcher HEQ5 (22lbs). The advantage of the AVX is price ($900 vs $1100), easier polar alignment controls and ease of connection to a computer via micro-usb on the bottom of the hand-control. The HEQ5 on the other hand is part of the long line of EQ5 variants that just plain work without issue.