Now i have to finish my last puzzle pieces this year, so after i'e got my 6" F/4 to be used for DSO, now only left to be ready is another mono cooled camera which i will buy sooner or later just waiting the budget, and then i will buy one scope for planetary.
The decisions are always difficult to make when there are different options and the budget is a factor above that, it makes life more harder than it should be, but i am trying to make the best decision overall so i don't regret whatever i get or do.
Now i have to think carefully of what i will choose, i did ask many times about the scope for planetary and i gave few choices or options, and i still can't decide as it is like pros and cons with each option, and i can't tell what i may face later, also what i may buy in future also may affect the current or very soon choices, but i really don't know how people just decide on anything, i see many choose and later after a while even years they change or replace, for me the change or replacement means i bought something temporarily and not lifetime, i only upgrade from excellent to more excellent or same quality but different job, like going from 10" scope high quality to 20" high quality, not from 10" cheap to 10" high end or even to 12" high end.
Hopefully i will finish this equipment dilemma as soon as possible so i can enjoy it, i am not in rush of anything at all, all asking for pics, pics is the least thing i am worry about, but i care about quality and possibility and comfortable, i hate to use items/setup that giving me headache every night or it doesn't stop me from thinking about something else rather than having something what is the right one and i don't think about anything else, or as you said, buy it and never look back.
Just to make few clear point:
1. I won't spend higher than $2000 for less aperture, and that is why SCT is always out of my plan and it will be
2. I don't buy used, i know it is not bad thing to say, but at this point of my journey i am still not gonna buy used yet, later when i have all setup i need then i don't mind.
3. Not in rush, but doesn't mean i have to wait 6 months or 2 years to decide and buy, i already had last 2-3 years to tell me everything i need to add, so i am not going to change plans because someone has different path or experience.