Re: What would you pay??
Since this site is very popular, and already functioning as an advertisement site for Pearl, DW, Yamaha, Premier, Sonor, Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste and so on, Bernhard and the other mods should contact the major percussion manufacturers and make them cough up the money. Right now, they are getting free advertisement and product announcements through the word of mouth of their fans here.
Drummerworld itself is advertising those makers endorsees and the products. They should be especially interested in helping out with the bills.