1) Mr. Isaacs: "My largest is 120 Eon." : I love the look of the 120 Eon. Black scopes are the best (well, imo ofc). My CFF looks blech in pics but is beautiful to my eyes in person. I wish I could carry mine on my tripod, but I cannot unfortunately.
2) LDW47: "It would only bother a perfectionist, a nit picker if you will !" I'm not a perfectionist, but I'm one of the people who appreciate the look of a scope and setup. It's kind of like a motorcar - an old junker will get you where you're going, but it's more fun to drive something pretty, isn't it? Same with scopes. For me, I want it to perform well, look nice, and be "right".
3) For those (like Mr. Isaacs and SonnyE) who carry their scopes with their hands - aren't you worried about fingerprints and smudges?
4) SonnyE: "You might could remove that bothersome tacky metal handle," ... but... I LIKE the look and utility of the handle! It does what it was designed to do, as it was designed to do it ... carry the scope safely and easily. I just need to...
5) SonnyE: "Maybe it's high time you upgrade to a GEM type mount?" Saving for it now, I'm thinking of going with an iOptron CGEM45G, it seems to get good reviews.
6) SonnyE: "It seems to be a rather trivial thing to get so worked up about." Car analogy again, sorry : If you saw a spoiler on the bonnet of a sports car instead of the boot, wouldn't that bother you? It's *meant* to go a certain way, both for utility as well as aesthetics. Surely I can't be the only one who wants things to just be "right"? Ok, maybe a bit OCD, but still....
7) Back to my original post, I don't really want a right angle bracket... I want something that comes out straight/flat from the sideways saddle, and on the straight horizontal thingy, a saddle facing up. I need to CAD it up sometime. I'm sure it'd be popular It'd sell! It's needed!
Thanks to everyone who's jumped in, I do like hearing everyone's thoughts (seriously), and am really interested in what people think. I can't/won't go to a local club, so I don't know how others do/see things, other than reading CN. Surely there are many out there who appreciate the beauty (if I may use that word) of a nice scope?