I had one but took it off. It interfered with my regular kickstand, made too much noise, weighed a ton, and made my clearance way less, so I was hitting it when riding over rocky areas. I also am a bit of a wimp, and I was never able to get the bike on the stand, no matter how hard I tried.
Had the same issue, and I'm a lot 'heftier' than you are, lol....sold it off and was glad to lose the weight....
A little 'stick' from EM fills the void for getting the back wheel off the ground when needed.
Glad you've found some income...hang in there and fill up the travel account...
Enjoy your time in the shop! :)