I am about to buy a Shure KSM27, I want a sturdy mic boom that I can use for vocals, cabs and acoustic use. Here is the deal, all the ones I see online and in person at stores are way too unstable (for me and my paranoia) considering what balances on the end. I don't understand this at all. Considering that the mic is often the most expensive piece of gear in the studio (that isn't bolted to a rack mount), why are the boom choices out there so weak? Sure, my new mic is only $300...but until my budget allows for a nicer one...that's a lot of money to me. It has me honestly considering drilling a hole in my floor and installing a "sleeve" that the mic pole can slide into thus preventing any chance of a fallen boom/stand. Am I missing a brand or two that makes affordable, STURDY booms/stands? And while I've got you, I am planning to pick up Blue's Kiwi mic cable. It's quality with some style...should I know anything else before settling on the Kiwi? Appreciate the help, thank you.