So this is really nit picky, but when I put it together I almost immediately noticed something was off but couldn't quite work it out.
Eventually I had it in front of something level and noticed the actual music platform was tilted.
Wasn't the stand as that was perfectly straight, and wasn't the connection as it's of a somewhat dovetail design and will always sit straight every time.
It was the male connection welded off centre to the platform - the worst part is there are 2 holes which would line it up everytime in a jig in a factory setting had they used it.
What ended up happening is I just twisted it to break the welds and used the 2 line-up holes to thread bolts through and now it's perfectly straight and works flawlessly.
The overall materials feel sturdy and are of decent quality, the adjustment pieces don't feel cheap - while yes plastic they don't feel like they're going to break as I have had happen on other branded or unbranded cheap stands - the hinge for the platform is softer more hard rubber-like and really lets you tighten down properly and seems very unlikely to wear out compared to a hard plastic one.
My only complaint is the floor space and slight cumbersome nature which isn't specific to this make and model, just the 3 leg design used across many musical instrument stands which makes for slightly awkward handling.
Overall very happy, after sorting the twist it holds the music great at the angle and level I need it.