Well, I had completely talked myself out of it. I was totally prepared to go in another direction. But, then, there it was in the classifieds, calling to me, beckoning me, singing its Siren song, haunting my mind. I tried not to listen, but I'm only a man after all.
So, I did it anyway. I bought my first 2" eyepiece, and, not incidentally, my first Televue: the 27mm Panoptic.
While I had concerns (Exit pupil too big at f/4.4? Eye relief enough for my glasses?), the beauty of buying used is that I can always flip it back without much loss. I have a feeling, though, that--unlike those unfortunate sailors in Greek mythology--I won't regret it. If nothing else, it should do nicely in whatever wide-angle f/5 RFT I end up going with.
I had to share because I'm actually pretty jacked about it. Oh, and I apologize for having called down the wrath of the cloud gods upon the west coast, but at least I did it during the brightest part of the lunar cycle.