Re: "Drummers should try to invest in thrones that have a lift, so it can be adjusted quickly for height..." That is crazy, and I'll go as far as wrong.
Performance and practice setups should be the same. When you are on stage, the last thing you need is little inconsistencies throwing you off. Using the same setup in both scenarios will help you play better live.
Once I have a height on the seat set, it stays that height. A lift is not necessary. Also, If you are a bigger person, the lift has more potential to fail over time. A threaded post can give your throne a longer life.