I think that you will become very bored with nothing but the moon and a planet or two to view.

Don't be so fast to assume that you can not see Deep Space Objects from your light polluted back yard. You can see them, the problem is finding them. You may want to consider the Celestron 127SLT. It is a MAK so it will not require that you collimate it. It also has a goto mount that can find deep space objects in your light polluted back yard for you. Street prices range from $440 to $550 so shop around.

Other telescopes within your budget that will also find objects for you in light polluted areas:
1. Orion XT6i Intelliscope (this is the best option in your price range ... it requires collimation but I really think that you are over apprehensive about this.)
2. Celestron NexStar 127 SLT (MAK no collimation)
3. Celestron NexStar 4SE (MAK, no collimation)
4. Celestron NexStar 102 SLT (refractor, no collimation)
5. Meade StarNavigator 102 (refractor, no collimation, cheaper than the Celestron 102mm refractor but also of lower quality; both mount and telescope)
6. Celestron NexStar 130 SLT (Newtonian, requires collimation)

Regarding some of the SkyWatcher telescopes mentioned. SkyWatcher only has a very small and limited selection of telescopes available in the USA.