This was taken a few days ago during my lunch break, because I'm not retired and I work from home these days. Everything was setup, photographed with a DSLR, and torn down within an hour or so. I've been watching that spot move across the surface of the sun online since then, because I haven't had time for astronomy, but maybe today.
It's true that my solar telescope is expensive, at least for me, and I thought very hard before going down this path, but as was already pointed out, I could have easily spent that money on an imaging train, an SCT for planets, a new mount to hold all that, and so on. For now, the DSLR works for me, because I'm not in this for the poor image I'm sharing here, but for seeing it with my own eyes.
There's also the old adage that "time is money" and I get quite the bang for the buck for my solar telescope. It can take hours for me to image DSOs followed by computer time to turn the data into a desktop background. And that doesn't include scope cool-down time and alignment, if you haven't invested in an observatory, which would probably also cost more than a solar telescope. Solar can be fast and easy and every time I've setup my scope, there's been something to see, even though we are in a solar minimum.