People may talk about the old Dark Eldar figures, the metal Possessed CSM, Nagash or others as the worst figures GW ever produced, but for me it's the frikkin' clear flying stands that stand out as the worst. They're so pitiful that they break off in plastic Tau drones. A DRONE. It's not like I'm trying to balance a Titan or something on there, give me a break! No, not that kind of a break, GAH!
But help is on the way! In case you may have missed it during all the recent hoopla about the new Dark Eldar models themselves, the flitty ones like Raiders and Reavers came with another little surprise - redesigned flying bases. I don't have any myself yet, but I'm glad they're here.
Rather than the little peg on the old ones that frequently breaks, these look more sturdy and the ball and socket design should also help avoid breakage plus allow for easier cool angling of the models. While you could always come up with a custom solution (I used to drill bigger holes in my gravtanks to have them sit further down on the pole in a more stable spot), magnetize, etc. it's nice to have a pretty good stock option. They also had (have?) fiddly little multi-piece ball and socket bits that fit on the regular stand, but those were at least as bad about breaking. The new ones look like they bypass much of the fiddlyness.
Unfortunately the new posts won't work with older models without modification (ie make an appropriate socket for the ball to fit in) and I don't think GW is selling the new ones directly yet. Hopefully as time goes on and other skimmers and jetbikes get redesigned they'll all share the new ball and socket format, so someday regular Eldar, Tau, Land Speeders and others can all join in on the fun. It's only taken a couple of decades to get to this point, hopefully the follow-up will be a bit faster!