Thank you so, so much, Bill!
I like what Tangerman and Jailbery are saying.
I have been involved with amateur astronomy for a number of years and like many, I have quite an assortment of equipment including a set of about 20 TeleVue Panoptics, Naglers and Ethos eyepieces. These are very nice eyepieces. And there are others. But it wasn't always that way, it's only been the last 15-20 years or so where I could afford such eyepieces and it was a slow gradual thing. My scopes are generally quite fast, F/4-F/7 with my Dobs at F/5.5 or faster.
But recently, I have been looking back at my earlier days and using eyepieces that while not anywhere near as perfect as the premium eyepieces, are affordable and taken with the right attitude, that is, a cup half full, what can this eyepiece do?, they are not only effective but enjoyable, even for a picky old codger like myself.
In this quest, I purchased both the 30mm GSO SuperView 65 degree and the 32mm 70 degree Q70 clone. If looked at with a critical eye, they are definitely flawed eyepieces, the off-axis astigmatism means the stars are not tight round dots across the field. On the other hand, I paid $60 used for the Q70 clone and as a finder, low power eyepiece, I have been surprised how effective it is, despite it's shortcomings.
For higher magnifications, I purchased several of the Astro-Tech Paradigm eyepieces. These are $60, 60 degree eyepieces. For me, the eye relief is comfortable, the 60 degree field of view is sufficient to feel unrestricted, not 100 degrees, but enough. The 25mm and the 18mm are not sharp across the field in a faster scope, the 12mm, 8mm, 5mm and 3.2mm are reasonably sharp. Again, they're not as perfect or as wide as the more expensive eyepieces but for me, as critical as I can be, I find they provide very enjoyable views.
Last month, I spent the night under dark skies with my 16 inch and the Q70-Paradigm set. The TeleVues were ready and waiting but I never felt the need, what I was seeing was plenty good enough.
Basically what I am saying is this: You have a very good telescope, it's simple but capable, it can show you a lot. It's nice to have the expensive eyepieces but the eyepieces like the Paradigms and Q-70s will allow you to see most everything you would see with the expensive eyepieces. You are at the beginning of a marvelous journey, there's a lot to learn, a lot to see. At this point, just enjoy the views, imperfections and all. No need to spend money you don't have on eyepieces...
I feel like so much of this is so wise. Every time I find something new in the eyepiece I have, I am astounded at the nature and scope of our beautiful universe, and it's "just" the eyepiece that came with my telescope. Every night when I go out, I think about how all the life in the universe that we know of is right here, on this tiny planet, in an unremarkable part of an (admittedly larger than average) galaxy, looking up at the same night sky I am. The sense of simultaneous peace and wonder I have discovered since I got this telescope is like nothing else I've ever felt.
Thanks to all who contributed to this thread. What a helpful, incredible community.