You took the words right out of my mouth I'm vertically challengedWhen it comes to power toms I used them back in the day because they were the norm and I didn't know any better. I don't mind the look actually, it's the positional limitations I dislike. I'm not a tall guy so a few inches make a huge difference. I used to have to angle power toms quite a bit in order to play them comfortably and this could be quite challenging especially with a 13x12.
I now I only have standard depth toms and I'm glad they are the norm again. I also happen to prefer the look of standard toms but it's mostly practical. I love to watch other people play power toms though!
My tastes in drums and cymbals are very simple. Give me a 4-piece in standard sizes with Zildjian A medium ride, New Beats and a couple of thin crashes and I'm good to go. It's timeless and I like that.