I'm in need of an intermediate kit, a single Bass drum pedal, and a new pair of high end hi hats. My original plan was to buy the Pearl Export that came with the hardware pack for $650 and then buy my Meinl Byzance Traditional Thin Hats. My other option was to buy the hats, the bass drum pedal (DW 5000 $200), and then a better kit, between the PDP Concept Maple $729, Yamaha Stage Custom Birch $650, and the Gretsch Catalina Maple $779. Which option would I be better off with? The shell material isn't a big factor because I love the sound of all 3, with the right heads you could pull off a good sound with any of these kits, I'm more concered with which kit has Better quality and is closer to a professional sound. Opinions?.