Originally Posted by drumming sort of person
Without the double pedal there, I find that you're forced to:
A) develop your right foot to higher degree
B) play something involving other sound sources that will probably sound more musical, less bombastic, and take up less sonic space
BUT, in some genres, the double bass drum (or double pedal) is a crucial component, so this criticism wouldn't apply.
Issue with point A:
You do it with one foot, I do it with two. Who cares? Why is one way better than the other?
Are you going to win drummer of the decade award because you can play something with one bass drum? There was already a John Bonham, and every drummer on the planet will never ever have a better right foot than him.