Originally Posted by thebarak
I personally much prefer Yamaha to Roland. I think their sounds are better and their silicone is nicer to play on then Roland's mesh. But Roland are more popular. You absolutely must go to a store and try both out for yourself. You might find you are a Roland guy, or a Yamaha guy.
Definitely going to try both, especially given the cost. I think most of my concern lies in any hidden "gotchas" that either may have. I'm pretty sure I'd be happy, functionality-wise, with either.
That, and I really don't like trying stuff out at music stores. I don't mind playing out, but sitting down at a kit in a store? *shudder*