I like this stand a lot – it's well-made, sturdy, and attractive. The only suggestion I'd offer is to substitute flat-head countersunk screws for the pan-head screws where the monitor tray is attached to the upper part of the post (some monitor bases are either flat across the bottom or have some sort of ribbing underneath; the depression in the monitor tray designed to offset the height of the round-head screws isn't quite deep enough to result in a flat surface across the monitor tray). Barring that minor issue, this is a five-star piece of equipment.
Both the plates do not align. This could be a defective item. Spent lot of time to assemble which should have been simple. Disappointed.
Don't waste your money and time.
Love everything about this item! Great accessory for my stand-up computer desk.