Since I've gotten back into drumming, I notice that I still have the same bad habit. Sometimes with my right hand - can be on the hi-hat or ride cymbal, I can stop playing on just the one beat where I'm hitting the snare, and it's not fluid eveness on all the 8ths or 16ths. It's something I'm working at overcoming - it just sounds better if you hit every note with the right hand (if you're right handed). I'm not off on the other notes, and I've heard drummers in songs play sometimes like this on purpose, but it's for that effect. The majority of the time, I don't do it, but when the speed of the song increases, it's more prevalent. Sounds like an amateur mistake I should have gotten over years ago, but I've been off and on with the drums for so long, but still no excuse. Have you done this?