Re: Meg White
You can play simplistically and still create a nice groove. I don't think Meg has been taught that. Maybe Jack doesn't want her to get too good, in case she steals all the limelight. I also never said you need to display massive chops to be a great drummer. I would rather hear a really solid drummer laying down a great groove than one that is trying to get as many double kicks and hand strokes as possible into a measure.
I love my Le Soprano Pro Maple drums with the addition of a Brady 14 x 6.5 jarrah snare.