I would avoid poorly-made stuff that won't last but beyond that, whether it's a super bargain or a ridiculously over-priced one, I love a good directors chair. Their character is rugged, rustic, exotic, and adventurous regardless of the design's details. I also love them because they're light, comfortable, and you can move them or put them away at any whim.
Above - Image from Kubu Crafts.
Above left - Cross Creek Directors Chair by James Perse. Above right - Canvas Director's Chair from Williams-Sonoma.
Above - Leather Director's Chair from RuggedLuxury.com.