Originally Posted by BassDriver
Playing with a click does not make drumming sterile!
True, but it is a piece of technology that sits between the player and the music. How much this interferes with the player's expression will depend on how comfortable the player is with the click.
Click or not click, a soulful player who is comfortable with a click will still sound great. Not too many will be able to tell the difference between a strong player with or without the click.