In my mind Im an amateur intermediate with a heck of a lot to offer the music in terms of feel, groove, and excitement. Many of you on here, rightfully so, would probably laugh at that and say, "aww how cute, he thinks he can play!"
I wouldn't look down upon you at all. That's exactly what music is made of: "feel, groove, and excitement." In a lot of cases, anything beyond those elements is just drumming, which can be quite anti-musical when its goal is to showcase itself. I'd rather hear music than some guy soloing on a thirty-five-piece kit. The second example has always done less than nothing for me.