I just returned to drumming after a 30year break. This was thanks to stumbling across a Yamaha DTX kit. Got the kit and getting back into it. Love playing again. Started to covet an acoustic kit but one of the reasons I gave up (besides life getting in the way) was the hassle over the noise of an acoustic kit. E-kits solve that problem and they sound great. I'm starting to covet an acoustic kit but I don't know if it is worth it. Perhaps I should put the cash into upgrading/adding to the e-kit. No big plans to play gigs. Just basement jamming etc. I just love a real kit for its aesthetics etc but I would be limited in when I could play because of noise. Also, since it has been 30 years since I have played acoustic drums, I can't tell the difference in feel between e-kits and "real" drums. I know it is all subjective but I'm curious to the opinions of others out there. Stick to a good e-kit and rent a pa should I want to play any gigs or buy a mid-range acoustic as well ( and be prepared for the inevitable upgrading orgy that will follow)?