They are high quality. No argument about that. But, there is another perspective on why "the pros" use this or that manufacturer's product. How many of "the pros" of whom you speak are actually buying the DW drums they play? Even worse, how many of them are being paid to play them because DW (and all the drum companies) know that we'll be more likely to buy their drums if we see our heros playing them? Worse still, how many times have you seen studio Footsge of a drummer who "plays" a certain drum brand only to see them recording on another kit (usually some vintage studio staple that cartage companies hire out specifically for studio sessions?Not really. The pros who use them and record them are right. DW drums are a proven, top quality professional instrument.