Something that suits me doesn’t mean that it’ll suit you.
Adjust budget to your needs, drumming gears is expensive so don’t expect too much.
If you play long gigs than your budget needs to be over $250 for a drum throne,
A backrest is a must for a lot of drummers due to back problems that lot of us have. Don’t save your cash, save your back.
If you don’t need a backrest even better, you will pay less for a throne.
Fact that your drum throne has a backrest does not mean that you need to lean back all the time. It is only there to support your back when you need it and you can take it off.
The shape of the drum throne seat is really important because, it is not changeable like a backrest. So, before buying, you need to try both shapes of drum thrones, to see which one will suit you best.
150 bucks may seem a lot but, in real life these thrones fall into the middle category.