Buy the most expensive tripot you can afford if you are going to use it for the next few years.
If you buy a lousy tripot and upgrade later you will spend more.
Or consider buy 2nd hand to try out.
Heavy tripot is good, provided you carry out very offen even during a holiday walking around whole day/ few day.
If you mind walking around with the heavy tripot during holiday than should buy a ligher or good tripot.
If buget is low than buy a made in China is better than no tripot at all during holiday.
Just my view.