I am considering buying an Elinchrom D-Lite4 kit. Are the accessories contained in this kit (the Portalite softboxes and light stands) worthwhile? It only cost about $100 more to buy the kit than it does to buy 2 lights by themselves.
I know the lightboxes won't be of the same quality of construction as the Rotalux boxes and that they are relatively small, but other than that, do they perform decently? The stands are described as basic stands for "small light fixtures". Are these stands sufficient for larger softboxes if I decide to upgrade in the future? How important is it to have air cushioned light stands for strobes?
FWIW, these will be just for my personal use, not professional/business use. So, they won't need to stand up to a lot of wear and tear type of "abuse".
Thanks for your input.