I have placed an order for a Celestron Travelscope 70, a deal of about 70 bucks. Want to see for myself what it possibly can do for me. The criterion for getting this is extreme portability and easy setup, the low price is a great bonus. I walk to my observing spot about one kilometer away, and want something in the same weight class as binoculars, but with greater magnification. Hand on the heart, 10x magnification isn't really any good for the moon and planets, this telescope could take you to at least 40x, which is starting to reveal stuff. I'm expecting to get a wobbling mount, but on the other hand binoculars wobble too, so may get used to it, a mount gives some support anyway.
Views? There may be a value of also discussing "low-end" refractors, and what possible benefits they can have.