I don't think asking CN members what scope to avoid is helpful. People tend to post about problems and disappointments with a product far more than post about products they are pleased with.
I haven't found that to be the case, but I appreciate your point of view.
I'm looking for the flaws so I can make an informed choice beyond the rose-colored glasses that many people wear when discussing their own telescopes. You don't have to participate if you don't want to, but this is specifically the information I'm looking for.
No telescope is perfect, and I'd like to know what to expect before spending several thousand dollars. As an example, I know many refractors have push - pull screws for collimating, but I didn't know the TV-NP101 was prone to collimation issues and would have to be sent back to be collimated. That may or may not be a deal breaker, but it's information I want to know.
Maybe I could have found that info if I was specifically looking for it, but if I google (or search on CN) for reviews of that particular scope, I'm much more likely to hear about how everyone who bought one loves it and it's the best thing since sliced bread. It's much more convenient for me to get these helpful nuggets in one thread than have to track them down all over the internet.