HM I don't agree 100% with your statementsFirst you will need to figure out what type of stand you want to use as each has plus and minus qualities. You need to know your abilities, strength, mobility, fear of heights ect. Ladder stands are probably the most easy to set up and maybe the safest ones, climbers the most comfortable to sit in but require some extra strength to use. Fixed stands require some sort of steps, ladder, sticks to get up and into. Price is also a factor as good climbers maybe the most expensive followed by ladders then fixed stands. Give us some additional specific questions and we'll see what we can provide.