I agree with this.If you are looking to buy a new anything related to drums. Please, try and go out and have a listen for yourself. Asking us what you should buy is fruitless. Everyone on here has there own opinion on what cymbal sounds best, or which is the best drum company. Which company has the best tom mount, or hardware.
I have no issues with people who have some general questions or have it narrowed down. But the number of the htreads were people ask about what to buy when it's obvious they have done zero research on their topic, or don't provide any details on what they're looking for, is mind numbing.
I realize not everyone lives near a music store, but every manufacture has a website, a facebook and most have youtube examples of their products or other sound samples.
Although, on the flip side, I do see why drummers get confused over gear, as there is SO much more of it now. When I was looking at my first kit, Mapex DDrum, PDP, and OCDP, didn't even exist yet. Gretch only made one line of high end kits. DW's were rare and hard to come by. Yahmaha had like two lines. In cymbals it wasn't "the big three' it was "the only three". In heads, it was Remo or Remo. We certainly didn't have so much to choose from.