Re: What made you want to play drums more than anything?
For me it was listening to Jimmy Bower on the first Down album and then Crowbar - Odd Fellows Rest. He plays some pretty simple stuff but with such groove and feeling.
I had played guitar for 12 or 13 years when I started on drums. This sounds really cheesey but I knew I could feel how to play the drums before I did - I knew the feeling of laying down a beat before I even could. 10 years of writing beats with my trusty old Boss DR-5 helped as well.
I knew I would get a better connection with the music through playing the beats rather than the the guitar parts and I do now.