Originally Posted by Thaard
Like jojo mayer said: It's not a competition for chops, but musical ideas.
Everyone can get good chops with practice. What separates you from other drummers is what you're saying with your instrument. Be it simple or advanced.
I think you mean "Musical idee-ers."
But seriously, Jojo's philosophies on drumming are so spot on. Whenever I feel down on my self the way OP is describing I remember these simple concepts and it helps me focus on the now and inspires me to try and create new things.