Re: A warning to potential drummers
I got round this problem by learning drums, bass, guitar, keys, whistle, theremin, xiao, and erhu (and anything else nearby). I recommend this to all of you! Learn to play every instrument that you can get your hands on. Even if it's extremely rudimentary, it'll grant you valuable insights into how a particular aspect of music works. Wind instruments are great for giving you a better understanding of melody, for example, as they're usually monophonic. Plus it helps you better understand how other musicians think about music, too, which is extremely useful.
Then you can watch everybody!