Used the riser for the first time on a gig today. I played a three-hour gig with the surf band. No issues whatsoever.
Got to the gig about 1/2 hour before the other guys and had it all set up. After the gig they were all amazed at how small it packed up. From my perspective it was nice being able to see the audience better. I was able to make eye contact with more people than normal.
I made a short video of the setup: