I have the EQ3-2 and 150p (without motors) and its proved to be a great starting setup. Quite light and portable (for a newtonian) easy to setup and i've seen saturn and jupiter which took my breath away. However i want to take photos and am considering upgrading. The setup was £300ish but i could have got the 200p EQ5 for £115 more, and i kind of regret not saving a bit moer and getting that. Add the motors and your setup for a basic start in astrophotography and a killer visual setup. Its all about budgets though, the sturdier mounts are out of my price range unfortunately.