lol, we should expect to hear a variety of opinions otherwise it would be a very boring discussion (would suspect a forum hostage situation )That's a question each drummer must answer for himself. There's no way to objectify it. It depends on what you "value." For some, it's "Definitely!" For others, it's "No way!" Each player caters to his own tastes and biases. When we buy a drum, we're usually buying more than a drum. All of our associations with the drum are part of the purchase. Some are willing to spend a lot more on those associations than others.
Should have expected people took this as a purchasing advice question (which it's not) since it is posted so much.