Like most here, I have several snares, 33 total, including 13 metal snares. I’ve bounced back and forth over the years as to which I prefer. I have metal snares that sound like wooden drums, wood drums that you’d believe to be metal, and others that are unmistakably wood or metal according to form. At the end of the day, I prefer variety. I rotate through my drums regularly to give them some love and fortunately, my current band plays a variety of material from Miranda Lambert to Paramore, and everything in between so there are few snares that don’t work in that situation.