After some observing this past year with several new scopes I'd like to focus on streamlining and rebuilding my 1.25" eyepiece collection but with all the new designs out there I'm boggled about replacing what I already have. I know this is like opening a can of worms but I could use a little help.
I am a purely visual observer with no special needs as far as eye relief goes.
I live on the east coast in the country with some light pollution but can see the Milky Way during summer (sorry, don't know the Bortle rating here).
The EP's will be used in several 60mm and 80mm refractors (both long and short) and my 8" newts (f/6 and f/8, respectively), though all my other scopes can also make use of them with an adapter, ED and APO.
I observe Solar System, DSO's, Doubles, Nebulae - anything interesting which means just about everything... and love wide-fields!
My current set of lenses was cobbled together over the years simply by focal length with little thought about design and usage and now I'm finding that I want a more succinct and straightforward set.
Budget-wise I have no limit (but it must be worth it); I don't spend extra for just a brand name (TV, Brandon, Takahashi) unless they're really better or unique - especially if an alternative is available that is just as capable, though not as flashy.
I'm also not concerned with resale value.
I do like some of my current EP's; The Celestron Silvertop and UO Konig are quite nice, doesn't mean they can't be replaced if there are better ones to be had.
The others were bought here and there over the years as budget permitted so some FL's are redundant.
Here's my current 1.25" EP's:
University Optics Konig 32mm
Orion Sirius Plossl's: 40mm, 20mm, 17mm
Celestron 26mm Plossl "silvertop"
University Optics Plossl 12mm "brass barrel"
University Ortho 7mm
Klee Barlow 2.8x
Set of Meade filters