Good golly gosh! 100 things to say - I didn't realize I was so full of cr*p about astronomy and other matters. Well, with the impending acquisition of a deep sky imager, the next 100 posts should definitely be more interesting!
I've been reading the user guide for the Meade DSI and it looks reasonably straightforward. I'm not too keen on the Meade Autostar Suite user interface but for the price I am getting the imager for, I will stick it out. Maybe I can use some other software like Registax if I really can't tolerate it. The skies look so-so for the next 8 days so it may be a while before I really get to test it out.