Re: Disappointed in ProMark.
Vic Firth's are pretty essential in my opinion.
It is a sod if you play a certain brand and the quality goes out. It is not good swapping stick types .... I remember one drum shop trying to tell me how wonderful Zildjian sticks are, but I politely ignored them and reminded them about getting used to taper lengths and such like. That shut them up.
I remember trying all the big makes, and I have never had a problem with the Vic's. And they look cool too.