I am looking to upgrade and get a decent tripod here in the next little while and have a couple of questions for y'all. I currently have a Sunpak (I think) that I absolutely despise. And I thought I was getting a better one than my old one....I have looked at the Bogens, and have one of their heads on my monopod and absolutely love it. Do you y'all prefer a ball mount, normal(?) mount, or both? It seems to me that the ball mount might be better for flight shots, etc....What say you??? And I am not looking to spend a ton of money (chose the wrong habit, huh?) but I am sick of having tripods that are hard to adjust, don't work well, etc.....Thanks for any advice y'all could offer!!