I've been using one of those cheap-ish music stands in the past. It worked fine, but I was always afraid of it being knocked over. It wobbled quite a lot, caused by the even slightest movements. It was time for me to purchase an upgraded version.
When I found this one, I made sure that it would be a lot more stable than my previous stand. I saw the images and concluded that the construction should be stable and worthy as a replacement. Though the price was a bit higher than I expected, I did not regret my purchase.
The first time I put it into use, I noticed already by the weight of it that it should be a lot more stable: It stands like a building and does not wobble at all. The finish is also very high end and it does not distract (because it's matte black) when I am on stage. The only downside is that it can't be folded in as small as my previous one. Therefore this stand will not likely fit in your gigbag or backpack. Also, it is a bit on the heavy end, which I actually prefer, but some do not.