If you are looking for high quality, comfortable utensils, then these are it. I don't really need the stand but it looks nice and is also of high quality. The utensils are worth the money. Very good balance, comfortable grip, sturdy, high quality. i do not see me buying replacements for quality issues - ever! I checked out the price - and only found the same set for twice the price. Individual pieces can be very expensive elsewhere. Compare - then buy these.
This is a very nice set. These utensils look good, seem to be pretty sturdy and so far and most importantly, do well in the dishwasher. I didn't give it five stars because there is no big spoon--there are two different sized ladles, but no spoon. Kinda sucks. Overall though, I'm happy with my purchase--even at that price.