No it never ends. Fun of hobby and empty pockets. Popular mount Orion VersaGo II Altazimuth Telescope Mount.
I have the Skywatcher version which came with 1 3/4” ST. ST. legs, mine had nice metal ball bearings on-altitude. Don’t know what the VersaGo II has for Alt. bearings, of course it has aluminum legs, in my experience stainless are sturdier.
A lot of people like Orion VersaGo II , I like mine ( Skywatcher version) feels like the interface disappears as I scan the Milky Way, Nebula, Clusters, etc. I’m sure you will get lots of advise from others on mounts.
Perfect for the ST80 and more.