It's Meades idea and design, BUT.....
Guan Sheng builds and assembles the whole thing in Taiwan.
I've heard some damning things about these scopes, mostly from the states and mainly related to delievery problems than design.
We seem to be very well looked after by our transport system and most of all our dealers (thanks Bintel, free plug
There are a few design flaws, but these can be easily overcome.
Meade need to get their head out of the sand and take on the criticisms made by the owners. I doubt that the small changes that have to be made would cost them anymore.
It would certainly improve their public relations.
I've made these improvements to my 12"LB and I wouldn't part with it.
The views are spectacular and the convenient set up and take down are a real plus.