i've got a tacx workstand (not sure which model). it's ok for the money, sturdy and all does the job. the only thing i don't like is the way it clamps the bike. but i wasn't prepared to spend vast amounts of money on something better. park do a good work stand but it's over £100. the tacx one has a tool tray too which is pretty standard anyway. i'd recommend it.
I was shown pictures of Pedro's 'New Repair Stand', and it is a beauty. Then, after two days of searching the Web, I finally called them. It has not been released yet because of some redesign and testing, but it looks like a great tool.
However, I didn't want to spend around $200 for one, and it won't be available until January, so I opted for an Elite Spin Doctor. Interestingly, the box and item say Performance on them, and the Performance catalog says "made in Italy", which is where Elite is located. It <i>is</i> the same piece.
And less expensive here, as I bought it in an EU country, and saved shipping, customs, etc.
Seems pretty nice. I can't wait to use it in anger.