I had a SW Motech center stand and removed it because it kept getting hung on rocks. It's not such a big deal for the Challenge but a 650 Dakar I was riding with came down hard and bent the center stand enough that it fouled the rear suspension linkage. The rider managed to make field repairs with off the shelf bolts.
My skid plate setup is the Hyde over stock setup. During LAB2V I smacked a rock hard enough to gouge the Hyde and deflect the bottom of the stock skid plate just bit. I'll hammer it back into shape and put it back.
The stock plate is more than strong enough to support the bike on a stand.