Well, some can, many can't - depends on gig status to some degree. Although it's easy to add definition, reduce overtone prominence, & add weight (i.e make it "impressive"), adding rich defining tone & enhancing dynamic / expressive capacity isn't an option. For any sound engineer, having a great sounding source not only pretty much guarantees a better result, it also saves time.they can do wonders with a PA with crappy tuned drums.
TBH, I think an appreciable minority of drummers are also responsible for these attitudes. Many "sound engineers" are jaded when it comes to drums, partially because some drummers turn up at a gig with a s&^t sounding kit. This promotes the attitude that we don't (collectively) care about our own sound, hence the easy option of a back line kit is deployed without a second thought, or the default "tape it up & apply compression + smiley face EQ" is applied.There's just a wall of ignorance....generally speaking...when it comes to drums.
I'm convinced a certain percentage of other musicians think drumming is a brainless activity, and the tones of the instrument don't matter at all. That attitude is rooted in the attitude of drummers as laughingstocks, JMO.