I argee with you on the DW 5000!! Bear with me!!! I started drumming with a Westbury Pedal I think (Circa 1978)??Then Got a Tama King Beat (Very smooth),Then Tried my feet at 2 double Ludwig SpeedKings(Very fast).I used those for years!!!Then I tried &still use a Iron Cobra Power Glide double pedal.Used that for awhile then tried a Pearl Demon my friend had but wasn't crazy about it?Then I played jam night where guy had the DW 5000 Double pedal set-up on the house kit.........I was I love!!!Now I'm looking for set to buy when funds come!!! Its just matter trying pedals & what matchs your style & makes it fun to play!!