Hi again all.
Rather than address each reply individually, I will try to address what I see as the themes presented.
I'm currently leaning toward the Stellarvue for the reasons Jim mentioned.
1) Matching camera to scope, ie image scale. Since seeing seems to always be relatively poor where I'm able to observe, the Astronomy Tools website seems to think I'm OK at the 1.56"/pix scale the Stellarvue 102T would provide (as an example) and native focal length. Not quite as good with the reducer. Note also that the QSI may be nearing retirement age which will allow me to consider other cameras in the not too distant future. But, it's working for now....
2) Value (what I get for the price). More difficult to decide here. I did look at the Esprit line. Haven't completely ruled them out.
3) Jon's question about switching from SCT to refractor. Good question, and the answer is complicated. Short version is... we have moved into a senior facility, in independent living (a cottage). So, I've left the observatory behind and now will need to have something more portable (hence the GM811) and lighter (that's why I'm thinking refractor). I've imaged the Messier and Herschel 400 catalogs with the 8" SCT, which works for a lot of those catalogs, but many things just won't fit in the FOV. Plus, the _mounted_ LX200gps is no longer really capable of imaging; it really needs to be disassembled and greased as there is a definite metal-on-metal sound when slewing in RA. If I'm starting over, might as well make it a new adventure where I can learn something new, while building on what I know.
If you have any more ideas, I would love to hear them. From just the responses to date, I've been able to start narrowing down the field. Might as well enjoy the process!