I have yet to try out my 5se as I have had a few problems with it. Powertank really needed as batteries only last around 10 minutes. Just make sure you have a fully charged powertank or AC adaptor. Optics seem very good, tripod very stable and well made, drive motors could be better.
Have not yet tried sky align but looks easy enough when you set up the finderscope for the first time.
Would probably recommend spending more to get the 6se or even 8se which has better tripod and motor arm. Brought my 5se secondhand and was good value.
Pros: Well built, great optics,easy to assemble
Cons: Poor manual, needs external power, expensive
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.