since a few months now I am looking for a new telescope. It will be my second one and its probably going to be a Dobsonian. First I was searching for a scope that works for astrophotography and visual, but then figured out that such a scope doesn't really exist. So I thought its better to start with visual first. I want to get a high quality telescope that is way better than my 200$ refractor, so my budget is 3000$ without eyepieces and other accessories. A 10" newtonian on a Go-To Mount is not an option for visual, because of impossible eyepiece positions (as people on this forum told me). Next I thought I might get a 180 Maksutov-Cassegrain (seems to be made from high quality materials), but I really want to see a lot of deep sky objects as well, which is impossible at f/15. SCT's look kind of weird with an even shorter tube than a MCT, so I don't want to get one of those. The Orion XX14g looks like a good deal to me but the build quality doesn't seem to be that good.
So my main questions are:
How important is the build quality?
I found the website of New moon telescopes, their products seem to have very high quality, but are there cheaper options without getting a mass-produced scope?
How good are the mirrors on mass produced telescopes?
I have seen many people selling this scope, saying they didn't use it that often; why is that? maybe too heavy?
Is the XX14g worth the money?