Welcome stellar! Sounds like you're coming to this with an interesting perspective, and I look forward to reading more about how it goes for you.
As i was reading the thread, this made me laugh:
Originally Posted by XplosiveDrummer
We all get to that point sometime, or what ever our wallet, wife or girlfriend will allow us to lol!
I'm in my first year of drumming, and i believe I've just crossed that line!
I play v drums too, and was thrilled to move up from a practice pad to a full kit. And THEN I started craving 'real sounds', so picked up a tambourine, shaker, etc. and am buying a second hand snare as soon as its ready. But that's not enough... I've got a plan to secretly assemble a small but mighty acoustic kit, piece by piece over the next couple of years. Hopefully slow enough that my husband won't clue in until I have a full acoustic kit in the dining room!
And now I'm off to my second job, that I recently started to cover my drumming lessons and pay off my e-kit!