Hi! I'm just about half way through pregnancy with my first, and I'm looking for recommendations for an infant travel system with a car seat and a car seat carrier that will convert to a stroller when the baby gets older. I'm pretty sold on the Chicco Bravo system, but was wondering to hear from others if it's worth the extra money relative to a Graco or other mid-range brand. DH loves the fact that the frame is metal (he's an engineer and wants metal over plastic always) and it seems more stable during folding in the videos vs. Graco quick fold. I also like that their car seat is rated #1, but would love to hear from others if they think it's worth it.

Also, any other recommendations that you feel like throwing in would be appreciated! This is our first and we're not in a place to get many hand-me-downs, so we need EVERYTHING.