I actually bought this a while back but just used it for the first time. The backdrops aren't made of the thickest material, but do not become transparent when the photo lights or flash engages. At the very least, you get two very nice stands plus a cross bar for about $90. I bought a single light stand from a Ritz camera store for about $50 and it wasn't as nice as the ones that come with this set. The frame is pretty sturdy and is very light.
The backdrops are HUGE so you not only have a background, but something to cover your floor if necessary.