And so we see why there are so many different finishes! Lots of differing opinions. I will say that I would take a set in a finish I hate if a top of the line kit were given to me!
Depends on how they're finished. Thin veneer, high gloss lacquer - sure, easily damaged, & difficult to repair. A solid shell finished with wax however, is pretty resilient, & the easiest out of all finishes (including wraps) to repair. Simply get the sandpaper out, & apply another couple of wax coats - buff to finishI also personally am not a fan of drum sets looking like fine furniture, but that probably is because I gigged a ton and know that kits like get dinged and damaged when they are actually gigged.
I really like both if the kits you posted. I suppose Ringo's Oyster Shell kit is one of my favorites and Orange Vistalites (not sure if this counts, I guess the orange part does).These are two of my favorites right now
My least favorite has to be that Pearl kit for the Super Bowl....simply awful