I have purchased quite a few different brands of Mic Stand and Hercules are a great stand maker however over time I have found their stands do become less effective at remaining in place (when adjusted to suit musician) and some of their fittings do show some signs of wear and tear after a few years of use, however still useable and they look the part!
If you are someone who does gigs on a regular (i.e. practically daily) basis, then get yourself a decent mic stand. Seriously, it might cost you a little extra now, but it's worth it!
I bought this stand after a rather lively gig (to put it politely) where the vocalist was practically swinging from one of these stands. Positioning adjustments were done in a matter of milliseconds and the clip it comes with meant the mic could be placed and removed without too much care or consideration.
In short, if you need a stand that can put up with a load of abuse, get this one.