My nieces recently decided standing in my chair was a good idea, and the bottom plate of the chair snapped, putting it out of commission. It was one of those office boss, leather chairs, which was cool, but I received it as a gift. Their parents are replacing my chair with whatever I pick out, within reasonable grounds (the original chair was $100 and is the base). However, I'm not really sure what to look for in a desk chair, especially knowing that many Staples and Office Depot like places carry chairs that dependably fail after a year or so of use. I've heard good things of mesh chairs, but online, you tend to get such a niche audience's reception of the product that it's hard to trust what you hear or read. Any one here have some more personal recommendations or ideas?