I played speed kings for years. Great pedal (heck it worked for John Bonham) I gravitated to double bass pedals and went DW. After 25 some odd years playing DW,most recently the 9000, I wanted something different and remembered how good the direct drive felt. Doing a lot of reading hear I ordered a Yamaha direct drive (one previous to the current one) and man I couldn't be happier.
Like this, but mine doesn't have the glow tape on it
Bottom line is you need to get your feet on some pedals and try them out to see which pedal picks you.