Wow, there's some cool stuff going on and I have to hand it to you guy's.....because there's NO WAY I would want to haul that kind of gear anymore!!!!
YIKES! I did it for a long time with the "I don't care, this is what I play" but I couldn't do it anymore, even though my van would easily carry it.
I'll stick with my measly 20x26" bass drum and 3 floor toms now....4 ft's and an extra set of mini hats (in the pic's) kicked it over the edge for me last year.
I'm back to a 6 piece--one less than the 7 pieces needed for the "man" set-up...oh well...maybe the bass drum can make up for some of it.