Re: Met a guy who really likes his E kit
I don't think they lower the bar.
The number of times I've been to rehearsal rooms and wished I had my e-kit rather than the beaten to death acoustic kit that's available.
Larry, you should try the TD30KV.
I know you don't want to like it but you really should try it. If you can just stop comparing the a and e and just enjoy the experience. I think it'll make you smile!
I have chestnut, bubinga, beech, maple, ash etc kits on my Roland downloaded from vexpressionsltd.com. The kits they create are amazing and I for one have learnt a lot about listening to the different sounds that come from these e-kits. There's no way you can normally compare such a range of kits and even though their accuracy maybe less than perfect - I still find that experience useful.