I have a splash of his (it's all I could afford), and they're definitely rock oriented cymbals. They remind me of the heavy attack of Sabian's HHX line.
I almost pulled the trigger on the "live set" offered with the flight case a few years ago. All those cymabls for 3k? Awwww Yiiiisssss...
I think the original post is directed towards Pro drummers. are there any professional drummers other than Niel using Paragons? I bet there are some Pro drummers using them though. As mentioned earlier the drummer for My Chemical Romance
Yep, been using Paragon 14" hats & 16/18/20" crashes since 2013 and am very happy with them. They're very 'normal' to my ear, just a nice pleasing classic rock crash, and the hats are equally normal (think assertive New Beats.) Not nearly the extreme cymbals you'd expect were crafted for an extreme drummer like Peart. They're not TOO delicate, but I've cracked 4 of them from 2013-2018 (325 shows) and none at all since then (85+ shows... I'm playing a little lighter )
I tried the 22" ride initially, but it was a little one-dimensional. That is, it's a great ride, but only a decent bell and not crashable at all. I opted for an old HH 22" Raw Bell Ride from my personal stash that does everything I want in one cymbal.