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Other than the obvious height consideration and how much weight it can hold, stand selection is a very personal decision to come up with something that fits the budget, fits in with the decor, and can hold the other stuff you want it to hold. When someone posts a generic "what stand should I get?" question, it's very difficult to make a suggestion as stands can cost as little as $50 or so for something from a place like Ikea or as much as many thousands of dollars for a custom made stand.
Somewhere in the middle of the price range is the Salamander Synergy line which is available in a variety of heights (roughly 10", 20", 30", and 40" - a little higher depending on using leveling feet or casters), widths (1, 2, 3, or 4 wide at multiples of about 21"), and finish options (black, cherry, walnut, maple each with black or silver colored aluminum posts). The various finish options help these stands fit in with a variety of decors, but the basic design is the same across the board, so they aren't for everyone. Anyone in the market for a stand should at least take a look at these as there's a ton of flexibility.
And no, I don't sell these. I'm just happy with mine and feel they're worth a look before making a decision.
Also, don't forget to check for good deals on the stand you're looking to get on ebay, Craig's List, etc. before buying. If you happen to find what you want locally, you can sometimes get phenomenal deals on things that are difficult to ship.