Speaking for myself only, I am NOT anti-stand. I don't really care what you or anyone else do for personal projects.
My suggestion is based on the fact that for this test, your result is showing possible development issues, and stand development can cause these issues. Therefore, it makes sense to me, for a testing purpose, to do what the manufacturer says and eliminate one variable. Once you know that's not the cause, you can go back to whatever you prefer to do.