I wanted to get an EQ6 but they are not in stock anywhere so I got this mount instead. I am very happy with the performance, the iPolar made polar Alignment easy and extremely accurate. The wiring setup is perfect for someone that wants to do a lot of computer automation, USB right into the mount and not through the hand controller. With plate solving I feel less bad about skipping the encoder version. I am getting better than arc second tracking with a guide scope. Love it, works, and the finish is beautiful.