I would never say that. I cant teach, nor do I want to.
That being said, this thread was started by a teacher. The initial tone was a bit derogatory towards new drummers having a nice double pedal. It wont help them sound better. The problem is not with the kid, or the pedal, or me pointing it out. The problem is that the teacher is not interested in what the kid wants, rather what they think the kid needs.
The student pays the teacher. The teacher needs to remember that.
My experience ... (I went to see a drum teacher when I have already been playing for over 10 years) he wanted to me to learn very basic patterns and basically "build me up from there", The reality was he wanted to milk the lessons so that I had to pay him more for a longer time. Not saying that all teachers are like that, but when a student is clearly not a beginner, why try to force beginner lessons? I don't think I am better than anyone, but at that point I had been the drummer for over 10 bands none of which complained about my ability to play what they needed so clearly not a beginner. Even a teacher can learn something from a beginner (i'm not a teacher but I remember watching this very new drummer drum and he was all over the place time wise, but then he did this weird roll, that just sounded great, which I'm sure he couldn't repeat, but I had to use that for my playing it was that good, and the kid could not play to save his life).
If any trends need to end is the general dismissal of all things metal (it takes a lot of talent to play some of those tracks). The fact that music evolves and Blues and Jazz are no longer as important as they once were, and that the bands from the 60s/70s are now dinosaurs with over 5 or 6 decades of newer music after them. All the innovation and techniques and gear that has spanned since then and people refuse to let go of the old??
Why do you think we see all this kids with incredible talent? (6 y/o playing Rush, or band like Poliphia with virtuosic guitar playing by very young guys as well?) We see that because now it is a lot more accessible to see your favorite players, to see a tutorial on how to play a complex part, to take lessons without having to leave your house, and to record professional sounding tracks with very little. If anything those kids should be encouraged even though it may seem that they are spending their money in things their teacher thinks they don't need. (with my first drumset, my pedal was the weakest point, the drums were ok, the cymbals were fine, but that pedal was shit, I would've been much better off with a properly made pedal but there were not many choices where I lived and I didn't have a lot of money ... My money would be spent in this order:
1 medium to top of the line pedal
2 medium to top of the line snare
3 medium to top of the line cymbals
4 cheap to medium quality drums
Toms are not played as much and a cheap drum kit can be made to sound good. a shitty snare is going to be a shitty snare no matter what you do, same with a pedal. cymbals are subjective but generally medium quality from the leading brands will sound very good. (maybe able to find cheaper cymbals in Turkey that are better than most...)