Oh well , I might as well be the first , so here goes ,,,,
I owned and loved a beautiful Takahashi M210 for a few years up until early 2014 , as good as the scope was ( and yes it gave refractor like views) BUT !!! I really disliked the diffraction spikes around bright objects , some people love them but to me they are so un-refractor like ? in such a scope I sold it for more than I payed for it and grabbed this .
It has 99% the Tak's abilities at 1/2 the price without those annoying spikes , I like this C9.25 a lot , its a good scope light carbon fiber , Starbright XLT coatings and FT micro focuser upgrade . Here it is , and yours truly posing beside her .