I reduced things to a 4 piece for simplicity. For you 4 piece players would it bug you when your snaredrum is just so and you can't use a 10" first tom because you don't like the idea of the tone going UP from the snare. I've ALWAYS wanted that first tom to go DOWN in pitch from my snaredrum. Thus my move to a 12. Am I explaining this right?. Any of you in my camp? Or maybe the snare to first tom ratio doesn't bother you one way or the other?.