I'm a visual refractor user and I think there will always be a place for nice Orthoscopic eyepieces in a visual observer's collection to fill this niche. This eyepiece gives outstanding lunar performance in my 80mm f/7 refractor @ 80X, with nice crisp detail, especially when combined with a neutral density filter. Paired with my 150mm f/12 refractor, the magnification is a little ****** @ 300X and I'm waiting for the right atmospheric conditions to come to a conclusion there.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced eyepiece for planetary observation, I highly recommend this product. I use it with a Celestron 8" SCT in the suburbs of Chicago and it always provides a nice clear image.