Originally Posted by lfdy
For me (and a lot of other drummers), a five piece doesn't get boring , because there are so many possibilities with it. You don't have to have a 20 piece kit to make great music.
But if you look at it musically, there's nothing wrong with a big kit.
But if a drummer makes great and superb music, intresting styles and fills, one a five piece, imagine what the same guy could've done one a huge kit :)
And btw, I think it's wrong to say that Mike's kit is so fricking huge, he just use two kits pit together as one. And the "big" side of the kit is actually much smaller than other metal/prog drummers use.