When it comes to bringing out the best of You on drums, one the main things is to feel free and comfortable while playing, and a drum throne certainly plays an essential part to that. To me, a stable drum throne is as important as sticks and pedals. I bought this one because of the price and the reliable Pearl quality. Been using it for almost a year now for rehearsals and I always bring it along to the shows as it is quite light compared to other drum thrones and easy to set up. While playing, it stays stable and doesn't jiggle around which is the main the thing You should be looking for in a drum stool. A minus is that it takes a memory lock to fix it at a certain height (it comes with the throne). Without it, the throne tends to drop height. And even with having it screwed as tight as possible, it slowly lowers over time. The throne is perfect if You are light or medium weight like me (75 kilos). For bigger guys, I'd suggest looking for a larger stool as the seat itself is quite small.
Overall +/-: + definitely the price, drum thrones tend to be really expensive while this is not; + it functions exactly as it should - really stable for its size; + the seat feels comfortable; + Pearl quality and longevity; - the lock system takes some time to fix at the height You need; - small seat.
If You are looking for Your first drum throne, this is the perfect choice!