Don't be put off by the idea of a paddock stand, they really aren't awkward/difficult/frightening to use.
When I got mine (and some bobbins) I was a bit apprehensive about the first lift. So, knowing that I needed to get the bike to near vertical before rolling in the paddock stand I went and found a brick to rest the side stand on.
Hmmmm, that isn't going to work.
Surprisingly the side stand only needs to be raised about an inch or so.
This also explains why own view of my radical lean angles whilst cornering is often derided by my riding companions!
So, a relatively thin piece of wood later - roll in the paddock stand left hand bobbin all snug, right hand bobbin about 1/4 inch off, hand on rear of saddle, other hand on paddock stand, press down and follow the bike as it shifts backward onto the stand.
Clean bike, clean/lube chain etc.
Kick side stand out, hand/forearm on back of saddle, gently raise paddock stand keeping some sideways pressure on the saddle on side stand side and it just sits back down.
High five yourself, go and have beer and realise it really is not difficult.