I am sitting on a log as I acquired an inability to feel safe in tree stands a few years back (I am 60 years old).
I am just a few months behind you and my stand has been getting lower to where my climber was at the 5 foot mark last year and my Grandson used it this year as I now prefer a folding chair.
BUT, a very good friend that is 60 was taking advantage of the new language in the hunting laws that removed the height restriction and fell about 20 Ft. just 2 weeks ago. He was bow hunting alone and 2 miles back in the bush.
He was able to walk out and is recovering from broken ribs.
So I am with you on the ground stand.