I have the Orion StarMax 90mm in Hong Kong after having owned telescopes for many, many years. I pair it with an Orion Paragon XHD tripod and a few nice lenses, including a fairly nifty zoom lens that helps make things portable (at least in theory, this does the work of several other lenses, so I can pick up the scope and bug out). I got the table-top mount because I take the scope on a vacation trip each year where we wind up getting into a small twin-engine plane to get to our final destination. The TT mount is fine if you have a REALLY stable surface to put it on: else the extra-heavy duty job is great. I have a pair of Celestron SkyMaster binocs I can also set on the tripod (not at the same time, of course) for a very satisfactory experience.
The setup is highly transportable, the quality is good and the best scope is the one you have when you want to look at something.
To get to the best spots in HK, I need to be able to toss the tube in a backpack. I can sling the tripod into a carry bag. Had a nice session out on Grass Island with this rig and never had the slightest difficulty in lugging it. Whole set is probably on the order of 15lbs.
For me as a long-time telescope owner and enthusiastic amateur astronomer, I would suggest you think of the cons of a big scope before you buy. In my experience, a lot of nice scopes become furniture because they are too heavy and fiddly to deal with. Seen it a million times. Told my own brother to get a C8--a pretty big scope already. He got a C14 and I can honestly say he's never used it even once to look at stars. Tube alone must be 50lbs at least. Star tracker mounts also sound terrific, but it is hard to see how practical they would be here in HK.