Well, I'm all for a good time!I was thinking in terms of the extra mile the drummers in these genres have to go to be at the top of their game, and the general unpopularity of both genres for the average listener. It's kinda musician based fun as beyondbetrayal eluded to earlier. And people strive to get there.
I do have a couple of thoughts. You know when I was younger, I used to think more of opposites in terms of music. Like I used to think that country was the opposite of rock and roll (I wasn't exposed to much more of this until I was probably a teenager when I started band class). Classical music was just something else entirely when I was a kid.
As far as the amount of work to be at the top of the game, it does take a lot of work. In addition, the unpopularity topic reminds me of a joke:
What's the difference between a jazz guitarist and a rock guitarist?
A rock guitarist plays 3-4 chords for thousands of people.
A jazz guitarist plays thousands of chords for 3-4 people.
I'm here all week...