Your budget might be a little low to do what you want. If you don't already have a good light meter, you will need one, along with film holders (not cheap, if you get good ones), a solid tripod (one that will hold the much larger camera), and other smaller items, which all add up.
If you really want to jump into the larger formats, skipping 4x5, then my advice would be to start with a decent 8x10. You can always get a 5x7 back somewhere down the road, but it you start with 5x7, you will need another camera to jump to 8x10. The good thing about either format, as you probably know, is that you can contact print and thus do not need an enlarger. You can get away with some pretty basic darkroom equipment.
You say you don't care about movements but if you plan to do any landscape work, you will need at least front tilt. If you are only going to do portraits, you can get away with few movements. As for view cameras being flimsy, this is just not true. I would much rather drop a well-built 8x10 than a modern, expensive digital camera. At least you can repair the 8x10 with glue and screwdriver.
A Deardorff may be out of your league unless you top up your budget a little. Another great 8x10 is the Kodak Master 8x10 which can sell for as little $1200, with a 5x7 back (although you have to look hard and be patient). Whatever you find, make SURE the bellows is light-tight. Get it in writing before you buy. A lot of cheaper view cameras are cheap because the bellows is more like a screen door.
Keep researching. Spend time on fleabay but make sure you check sold items to see what things REALLY sell for. Check the for sale part of this newsgroup and ask a lot of questions.