It's time to finally upgrade my ancient Celestron Advanced GT mount. I do some visual with a C8 and some AP using an AT72EDII. I'd like to get better tracking and be able to do AP with the C8 as well. I'm trying to decide between a Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 and HEQ5. I like the idea of the quietness of the belt drive, so I'd probably add that if I got the HEQ5. Ideally I'd get something like an EQ6-R Pro, but it's heavier than I'd like to deal with, since I'd have to set up and tear down each night in the back yard. So that brings me back to the AZ-EQ5 and HEQ5 with belt mod. I've always used EQ mounts, so I don't know if I'd ever use the alt-az mode.
I've read plenty of posts on both mounts, but am not sure which to go with. Has anyone used both (or the Orion Sirius equivalents) and have some guidance?