Everyone has there favorites and perceived levels of quality and features from each. How do I actually pick one over the internet with out actually being able to handle them? I am looking at some AB800s with soft boxes so I have learned a heavy duty stand is in order. The 13 HD air cushioned stands from Alien are $100. Ive read that the Impact line is the same stand (T/F) for $70? Is there a better option in this price range? Thanks for your responses.