There's nothing actually wrong with the light stand in the kit. The thing is that we all tend to upgrade / change / modify a lot of equipment but light stands are around for a long time. Unless they have shortcomings (pun intended, BTW). One of these is lack of height - you can always use a high stand only partly extended but not the other way round.
It's very tempting to go for the less expensive option initially. Before long, you come up against the limitations and then it needs replacing. If you get a taller stand to start off with, the outlay is greater in the first place but less overall. No other reason than that for the suggestion.
I don't know what is available in the US, you seem to have a wider choice than we do this side of The Pond, but the Manfrotto 1004BAC would certainly be one option I'd consider.
Getting rather more expensive, but giving you an additional facility, had you considered something like the Manfrotto 420B Combi boom stand] - a 12ft stand which also can be used as a boom arm (INSTEAD of the 12ft, not in addition)?
Neither of these are necessarily the BEST option, it depends on what is available and your budget, but it's a starting point for your search. Look at:
- Maximum height available.
- Footprint - bigger the better for outdoors stability.
- Material - steel is stronger than aluminium but a lot heavier. It can also rust (eventually).
- METAL adjustments of riser height / joint - don't be fobbed off with plastic, GRP, nylon or anything like that - it's sort-of OK initially but doesn't last as long. This from a man with some 40 year old light stands (yes, I did buy them new)!
- Finish - if aluminium then anodised lasts longer than paint. Both mark and give you that 'beat-up' look but the painted ones tend to do it almost immediately. Personally, I don't care (it's a tool not a jewel) - but some folks do.