Well I find the original statement to be true.Consider the source, half the people commenting on YouTube probably didn't exist in the 1990's
Gear choices change with the music. Virtually no one was playing 20" crashes in the 80's, or 15 and 16" hi-hats.
(There are always exceptions).
Lots of 15", 16" and 17" crashes around back then.
I mostly played 13" K hi-hats in the 80's. The fashion was for bright, quick hi-hats. Now everyone is playing darker, sloshier hi-hats (15" and more). The Zildjian rep gave me a pair of K/Z hats. They were bright and loud. After a while I went back to my 13" K's.