It's a bit fiddly to assemble if you're in a cramped and dark booth, but it's also about 4 times cheaper than the dedicated branded "DJ" stands. I stopped taking it abroad though cos I always got stopped and searched with it in my bag.
^^ Really? I set about selling mine minutes after opening the package. I didn't like having to use plastic ties to keep the top from flipping up and the middle shelf seemed iffy. Maybe it would have been fine if I'd used it out but I just imagined a drunk, flailing arm sending everything flying. That said, it's hard to find one that will fit in your bag.
The plastic ties are just for extra safety I think. I never use them anyway the top just stays down and I haven't had any problems.
I know what you mean about the middle shelf but I just use the velcro they give you on the bottom of the Serato box and its fine.
I had a look at a few of them in the shop and preferred the way this one worked compared to the bracket type of stand. If you actually put the base under the decks or mixer I can't see any of them getting knocked over that easily anyway.