What's the deal with stick size?
Does size really matter? I started with really skinny Roland sticks, then went to promark-808L (Ian Paice, which are rather heavy and long) now Im trying promark 2B hickory clubs which look like they would be good for self defense. Jesting aside, I rather like those 2B clubs, it seems like they hurt my hands less than lighter, thinner sticks, and my playing seems about the same.
So why is it that people prefer one over the other, is it all just personal preference?