My wife bought me a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ for my birthday this year and it is the best thing she has ever bought ever. It came with a 10mm and a 20mm set of lenses. The first time I ever saw the moon through it I was like a 12 year old boy reading Playboy for the first time. Mouth agape with what was before me I just stood there and stared forever.
To go from being able to see the moon as a big white disc of nothing and have that transform into a gigantic globe filled with craters and character was amazing.
Just over a month ago I wanted to get myself a Barlow lens and double the magnification of my current lenses... ended up getting an entire case filled with eyepieces, the barlow and a bunch of filters. First time I tried the barlow I pointed it at this really really bright star and then moved down in millimeters. Eventually I got to the point where I thought something was wrong because the star had this line right down the middle of it. No matter what I did this fucking line was cutting this star in half and there was all these other god damn blotchy bits all over it... and then I realized I was looking at Jupiter.
Now that I have a bit more time on my hands I fully intend to make use of the coming summer's clearer skies and try to find all the planets when they're in my part of the world. Astronomy is fucking awesome.