I thought you did own a Neusonics kit? I remember asking about the spurs on these, they look pretty cheap.Me too. I loved these drums since they first appeared in 2018, but never pulled the trigger. I was ready to order one of the other colors, and when I saw a photo of these at the factory, I knew the timing was right.
I judge a kit by its toms. Kicks and snares have their own sound and are easy to make sound great, but toms reveal how well the sound is balanced, and how much sustain the drum has. If a company makes a great tom, the kicks and snares follow accordingly. (For the same reasons, I judge a cymbal line by its crashes.)
The Neusonics sound fabulous, far better than they should given that they're the lowest priced US-made Ludwigs.