Re: Suggestions and advice on an electric kit for my situation.
I was looking to stay in the $1000 price area myself and settled on the Yamaha DTX530. I'm happy with this kit but like most folks who will respond it's the only electronic kit I've owned. My only experience with Roland is when I tried them out in the store. I decided the Yamaha offered a little more bang for the buck. The hi-hats on an actual stand seems better to than a electronic trigger pedal.
Yamaha or Roland seems to bee the general consensus.