Re: New kit...parents say no.
I was told by a health teacher in college that parents love to say "when I was your age", and I won't stick you with that because I am not a 16 year old living in 2007. I am a 59 year old living in 2007, but when I was 16 I would have given anything to have either one of your drum kits. It just wasn't an option with 3 sisters etc etc etc. Jon and DB have it right when they say be patient. Your day will come, and sooner than you think. Continue to practice, continue to be the great guy that you are and consider this to be a speed bump on your highway to success. BEST of luck always.
My Father WAS a Rocket Scientist!