They make some great drums, but new ones are hard to find in the U.S. right now as they apparently have been having distribution problems. I had what I think was called an Artist Heritage kit (which I think is their mid-range line) a few years ago that had a beautiful finish and a killer brass snare. It was about the equivalent of a Gretsch Renown, I would say. I returned it because it was a closeout and when it arrived, the one box was shredded and one of the drums was damaged. Shame--I really wish I had at least held onto the snare. There's a lot of good vintage Premier stuff out there as well.
I have the Premier Rock Legend kit in custom silver lacquer finish.
The brass snare is indeed a killer.
If you get the chance to play or better yet buy, GO FOR IT.
The quality is excellent and the sound is fabulous.
I play vintage 60-is Premier 20x14,12x8,16x16, 3ply birch with beech reinforcement rings and bassdrum is African Mahogany with beech reinforcement rings.
I have compared it with my former Yamaha BCA noveaue and i sold Yamaha because Premier was clear better. I play everething pop,rock,latin,jazz,funk....
my main kit i now play is a Premier gen-X kit. I played 6 different sets next to each other and out of the blue the Premier sounded best. I really love the shells as they are a few millimeters smaller than a regular shell and the heads sit much better on them. they never choke. they are worthy looking at if you can find them