Well?..my mother purchased my first drumset at 17 for a Christmas present. At 350 bucks it was a stretch for her financial limits. She sacrificed for it and hoped I'd remain interested. I don't think she realized just how remained I would be. It was her hard earned gift to her son yet I believe it took her by surprise just how devoted I would be. I forsook everything which I believe eventually concerned her. SO..i was supported but support is one thing but devotion?..she never realized.