I've been in this hobby for 15yrs and yes I have a cheap light stand and 2 in one brolly and a 60x60 softbox, I know only a few others who have this but I assume they don't use it all that often. How often do you guys use it?
It runs off speedlights so it is portable. Do any of you guys use them outside and is it only for planned out shoots like you might know some family or friends who wants some portraits? Maybe you are going to a friend's party and you set up the equipment at the corner of the room? Both of those scenarios are planned. Do you use light stands for something that is unplanned for?
The thing is the surface area needs to be larger to have more pleasing portrait quality light so you need them. Unlike a tripod is if it is that awfully windy one could use a travel tripod and still take the same images..... at the beach, in the city, at the peak lookout etc ..