Sorry, but you knew it was bound to happen! After reviewing the Takitis, Tecitis, and Apitis threads, I thought it was high-time for the most expensive affliction there is, with perhaps the exception of aperture-fever. I've been addicted to Zeiss instruments for many years, and while I can't show any symptoms at the moment except for a Zeiss binoviewer, I take it day by day. I've had (2) APQ 100 F/1000's, (1) APQ 130, and DOUBLE SETS of both generations of ZAO including their respective barlows as well as a double set of all of the orthos - including the 8mm! Oh, and then there was the odd Monocentric here and there.
I've been ridiculed on this site for stating the trite expressions of likening the view of starfields and globs as diamonds on a black velvet background as well as the fact that I thought my bino view of the moon I had with my 130 APQ and 25mm ZAO's was "transcendent". Ridiculed I might add form folks who have never owned an APQ let alone had the Zeiss optical chain that I was using. Anyway, all of that is in the past.
Curious to find out other people's opinions and experiences of Zeiss. Misery loves company, can anyone else commiserate?