Originally Posted by johanisu
You've already got a kit!! We've been socially conditioned in western society to always want more. Why does that feeling you had when you first got your kit not last that long? Because society tells you to buy something newer and better. But it is possible to maintain that feeling indefinitely?
If you're unhappy with the sound play around with the tuning. Really experiment. Are you recording high-end studio albums where the minutia of your kit's sound are important? If not keep the kit and cherish it.
Drums are not about commercialism. A friend of mine has been pro all his life and has never bought a new kit.
I suspect you are from Europe to dislike Western society like that! Wanting stuff happens in many other places, even non-Western societies.
Maybe he will never set foot in a studio, maybe he will never even play with anyone else, maybe he will never be "pro" or do any of the things you imagine him doing. Maybe he is content doing what he is doing and simply wants a kit that sounds better to his own ears. As long as he goes about getting a new kit responsibly - and it sounds like he is - there is nothing wrong with that.
Someone, somewhere, will be able to put food on the table for her family for a day because someone else bought a drum set she made or sold. That's just a side issue, but it shouldn't be overlooked.