I like Orion Observer 70, my 8-inch Dob, and even my little 50mm Celestron. They all offer a lot of value for the money and let me see far away objects just fine. However, when I return from exile, I will get filthy rich and buy all Televue optics. Heck, I've got a lottery ticket in my wallet. I should really check it...
I have several telescopes, but none are semi-APO, APO, or in anyway valuable.