I was a little disappointed in this telescope but not because it performed poorly for a $2000 telescope but because Meade sold it as a capable astrophotography telescope. I now know that the kind of tolerances and precision required by my chosen hobby can't be had for that price.
I have used it a lot and find it to be pretty good visually. Not everyone can afford more for a scope (I couldn't at the time I bought it) and there are some out there that have successfully used LX50's for taking nice astrophotos.
For a write-up on my experiences with the LX50, click on the link below called "LX50 Experiences".
I also had a weird problem with my LX50 running off in all directions. Click on the link below called "Runaway LX50" for more information on the cause and solution of this problem.
I have added several "Enhancements" to the LX50 to help operate it. Click on the link below called "LX50 Alterations" for more information.