This telescope performs as promised. For <$200, I was skeptical that I'd see anything more than a good view of the moon. Even though I had read from other reviews that the stripes of Jupiter and rings of Saturn would be visible, I thought to myself they would be too indiscernible to matter. In fact after clicking the order button, I began to seriously consider getting the 102AZ instead before it was too late. Ultimately, I waited for the 90AZ to arrive in the mail to see how it would fare.I think I got more than my money's worth. Jupiter and Saturn both look great on a clear night. Also, there are other notable objects in the sky that have been an experience to gaze upon, but I'll stick to what are perhaps the two most watched celestial objects for beginners. Simply put: the ""point and shoot"" ease of operation of this altazimuth telescope is precisely why I chose it over other configurations. I didn't want to hassle with collimation and the other chores that go into owning and operating an EQ scope. Perhaps I've lost some preciseness with the simple AZ set-up, but for this totally amateur star gazer, it's hear no evil see no evil.So, as a total package, Meade delivers a full complement of accessories with the 90AZ. The red dot finder is reliable and accurate. I wouldn't know where to start without it. Once I've got a bead on the desired object, I start off with the lowest magnification eyepiece to lock in a general location. Then I work my way through the remaining eyepieces along with the barlow attachment until it's time to go to the L/R U/D micro-adjusters to dial it in dead-on. It's that easy.So, it's simple, easy-to-use, and yet powerful and accurate enough to enjoy the amateur star gazer's go-to objects in the night sky. What more could I possibly want for <$200? Not to mention it's also quite sturdy. The tri-pod is stable and highly adjustable. The construction of the telescope is solid and functional. There are no dummy knobs or structural vulnerabilities. That is, there is nothing about its construction that leaves me thinking, ""Be careful with that or it will break."" Overall very satisfied if not outright impressed.