Just received my first monolight today. I bought the beginner kit which comes with a light stand and an umbrella. I'll have to say it came with better accessories than I had expected including a 10ft air cusioned light stand and a 40" umbrella which converts from a reflective to a shoot through. The manual was a whole 1 page front and back which was probably more than was necessary to figure out how to setup and use it. Seems like solid semi-professional build quality of course this will take much testing to determine if this is actually the case or not. Hopefully I'll have some test shots up later tonight (self-portraits are a pain).