Definately keep an eye out for...something. It's sometimes hard to recommend specific used drums because you never know what is out there or what it might cost in a given moment, but there are deals on great drums out there. And it's easier to grab one if you have a slightly narrowed field and some money in your pocket.Well this has been an enlightening thread. With threads like these, I always like to sum up what I learned...
1. There are really good and really bad snare drums
2. Usually the worst of them are steel, although some steel snares come off really well in recordings
3. There's a fine line between the sound of a snare that crushes gigs and a snare that crushes your will to live
And I didn't learn it in this thread, but while I'm sure it's happened to someone somewhere, I can't recall ever hearing about a drummer getting their drums stolen at a gig. So instead of rushing out at the first snare I see that looks halfway decent for $70, I am going to gig the Ludwig and just plain forget about getting another snare unless a deal so insane gets dumped in my lap.
So I agree; play your Ludwig, but keep looking for your next snare too. No harm in that, right?