Re: DW pedals ... kind of crap?
Another 5000 pedal lover, here. Bought mine almost 6 years ago and have beat the living hell out of it, and it still serves me as well as day one. I've broken 3 springs in that time, but nothing else on the pedal.
Furthermore, all of my hardware is DW and it's excellent, IMO. I play 2-3 gigs a week now and I thoroughly punish my hardware...don't have a single complaint.