Originally Posted by jackothedrummer1
You can only go so far with a conventionally sized kit.
The rest of your post was pretty reasonable, but not this bit. I'd argue there's plenty of drummers who've gone a lot further than Portnoy on a conventionally sized kit. A few examples that spring to mind:
* Buddy Rich
* Joe Morello
* Elvin Jones
* Tony Williams
* Joey Baron
More drums doesn't equal more headroom in terms of your ability to expand what can be done with the instrument.