I bought a sky watcher dobs 200p on eBay.Those are AU$ prices ..... what make and model scope do you have ?
It looks like it has had an easy life and the optics seem to be lined up right. The two kit lenses are a bit naff, I think. I just bought a 2 inch 32mm Panavision SWA lens which is so much better. It's contrasty and crisp and pretty flat over the field. That beehive cluster was stunning with my eye flat against the eyepiece. I never realised that magnification isn't everything when looking at the sky. Structures are just as interesting as tiny details. Stellarium is my friend at the moment.
Of course, the Dobs lacks any screw adjustments for direction and I have started to learn how to star-hop, to get to stuff, even with the finder scope. The pinwheel galaxy is directly overhead and the altaz mount is a total pig at that angle; you have to get used to a completely non-cartesian idea of moving around a cartesian looking picture. The two degrees of freedom that you have, do really unexpected things with what you see and even with a right angle finder scope, you still have to lay on the ground to point it in the right sort of direction to start with.
All this is totally off - topic, of course.