Thanks for your thoughts.
While you're here I wonder if you have the zoom with this scope or if you've thought about trying the wide field Baader Hyperion zoom on this scope. What eyepiece mount does the scope use?
Present knowledge with the Baader is despite being the "best" zoom available it will only fit the high end scopes (Zeiss,Swaro with adapter) and the low end (celestron,Acuter). The Bushnell may be a possible quality middle ground alternative.
Did you have to star test many Bushnell's or hit on a good one?