Used view cameras are so affordable right now that there's no sense being deliberately cheap. It takes awhile to get used to one anyway.
And high country weather can screw up a flimsy one pretty fast. Might as well do it right. But yeah, you'll start visualizing the mountains in
a whole new way. With view cameras, it the quality of the shot that counts, not the quantity. A junk camera might have problems holding
focus, or be unstable in the wind, or just give you headaches. Battered old filmholders might not have an even film plane, or might leak light.
You're only as good as your weakest link. But the reward can be dramatically better and more printable negs than with medium format film.