Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
I've been switching back and forth "for now", for years mate.
Speaking for myself, I honestly don't expect that the "coated or clear" question will ever definitevely be answered. I like both for different reasons, so tend to keep full sets of both on hand so that I can swap out depending on playing application or mood.
Ya, I'm the same way with stuff like this. I tell myself that just to try to convince myself I'll settle on a head. I think we just eventually like change after a while no matter how good a head type or cymbal or drum shell sounds.