Re: I'm just a "feel" drummer so I don't need technique, right?
It's a matter of development. Anyone who plays drums has both feel and technique. Granted their feel could be great or dismal, same with technique. It's 2 sides of the same coin, they're forever linked. They are not exclusive from one another. If you have great feel and not so hot technique, you can still work. Charley springs to mind. Sorry if that upsets. Just trying to provide real life examples. If you have great technique but lacking in feel, you can still work. Portnoy may fit that bill. The guys who have great technique and great feel are sought out by the best players. Vinnie springs to mind.
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings