Unfortunately for me, using this scope has become difficult for me. I've had four back surgeries in the past eight years or so and, while I can set it up, I have other choices: smaller scopes on lighter mounts, and bigger scopes on permanent piers in our public, roll-off roof observatory, just a six minute drive away. This was the first scope that I put together where looks were taken into account, and it will be a bit sad to part with it, but selling it will be better than leaving it in its case, which is where it's mostly been for the past few years. When I did set it up to look through a few weeks ago, I was reminded of just how nice the views are through it. It has four baffles, and excellent contrast. False color is there on brighter objects, which is to be expected for an f/10 achromat of this diameter, but I'm someone who's never been bothered by it.
And, though this mount is not meant for long-exposure astrophotography, it holds the scope solidly and is a push-to: You don't need to loosen clutches in order to move it, as you do on so many newer mounts; just get it balanced, tighten the clutches enough for solidity, and then just push/pull it to where you want it. I really like that, and looked for an old-school mount that works this way. If my back allowed me to sit still at the eyepiece for a long time, I think I'd love to give sketching at the eyepiece a try with this set-up.