Originally Posted by mattsmith
For those who like to quote that old saw about music not being a competition, take a good look at what's going on here. Yep once you're in the music it's a collective. But you sure better be ready to compete to get into that non competitive collective.
I think the drumming is not a competition
statements are justifiable with the whos better Neal vs Portnoy or the Blade vs Weckl sillyness. Also the cross genre comparisons - Rock drummer "A" vs Jazz drummer "B " being that its two completely different styles.
But in the case of DT where 7 killer drummers are auditioning i.e. competing for the drum chair, I think your statements are quite accurate.