Summary: I bought this tripod to replace an older model Meade standard field tripod damaged in shipping. The old model had two tighteners per leg, the new one has only one on each leg. With a heavy, expensive scope mounted on it... I'd feel better with the two, just in case!
Pros: Very solid feel
Cons: two tighteners on each leg now reduced to one.
Summary: I bought the Meade LX90GPS 10 inch. The quality of the image is amazing. It will blow your mind. However, the weight of the telescope is an issue. I suppose that is the obvious trade-off with telescopes. I can barely lift it myself. Its really a 2 person operation. One consequence of the weight is the scope actually fell over at one point while trying to move it - and its currently back at Meade for $400 of repairs.
Summary: Wonderful technology. It talks to you, tells you the date and time and location and tells you all about the stars and things you view in the sky. This is highly recommended. The only problem is it is a little bit on the heavy side; other then that it's great!