I received the scope and it had what looked like a scratch on the lens from what I'm guessing was poor packing. There had been plastic packing material shoved up against the lens. I have not had a chance to look at the night sky with it yet so I'm wondering how much this may affect the view. The problem is, I cleaned the lens by using one of those alcohol chem-pads and while it removed the scratch, it looks like it removed some of the coating as well. Here are a couple photos, the first being how it looked before, then after I wiped it down. It looks like I cleaned it with steel wool. I blew off the dust first then used the chem-pad and here we are.
I fogged up the lens on this one to show it better..
And I'm not sure what's going on with this view but it's really spotty around the light.