At the moment I really dig playing a 5 piece, but if I had the time to work it all out I'd love to switch the drums out to a 4 piece. I love the look of a 4 piece, but the versatility of a 5 piece is great.
I like the 4 octobans on the left, 3 toms in the front and 2 floors and a gong drum on the right. Then again, I like the 3 piece setups, the 4 piece setups, setups with floors on the left and everything in between. As long as it's comfortable to play it's alright with me. In church I play a 7 piece. At home I play a 7 piece. With one band I use a 5 piece and with the other band I use a 4 piece. So what's my favorite? Probably the biggest, because of the options.
Okay, well I think everyone has a personal opinion on what a good looking drum kit is/isn't.
For me, I personally HATE the look of standard 5 piece kits, no matter how they're set up (2 up 1 down, 1 up 2 down, etc). Idk why, I've just ALWAYS hated it. Back when I only had a 5 piece, I'd actually use it in a 4 piece configuration and have my 10" tom just sitting in the corner.
I now have a 6 piece (going back and forth between 3 up 1 down and 2 up 2 down atm) and feel it looks a hell of a lot better than a 5 piece, but not quite like a 4 piece.
Idk what it is, but there's something about a 4 piece that looks sexy.. I have yet to find a better looking more simple kit than a 4 piece.
Anyway, what kind of configurations do you guys like?