I have reduced my classic scopes to almost a bare or bearable minimum. I just had too many scopes, and most of them were not getting used.
I started a purge two years ago at about this time of year, and I may have completed it. (maybe, I'm looking for a Sears 6345.)
My signature shows just about what is left. I don't see any further reductions there. Just about all of them give great views.
The first purge was started for 2 reasons: 1, to reduce my inventory; and 2, to buy an AT130EDT.
Well, I did buy the AT130, and it was excellent. It gave great views, but it just didn't get used very much. It left me wanting more aperture.
My 10" f/7 newt had enough aperture, but it was too heavy. Rolling it down the driveway only gave me one window between the trees to view. It was too much to take to an outreach, as it wouldn't fit in any of my vehicles.
I never had a SCT, so a few months ago I came across a Ultima C8. It gave pretty good views, and found I liked the compact size. It was more of experimentation, but I wanted something a little larger.
I recently sold my AT130EDT only for the money to help fund a larger scope. It may spend the rest of it's life taking photographs.
So now, I am thinking of maybe getting a Celestron 9.25, but there aren't any available at this time. In the meantime, the remaining scopes are getting their turns.