I'm sort of in that stage of deciding which brand and stick I like better. So I recently bought a Promark maple stick and a Vater version. I seem to like Vater more but I have never had a Promark stick before. This brought up the topic that you're looking at now. What brand is better? Promark, Vater, or Vic Firth? Please share your thoughts and opinions of each. I mainly play rock, metal, and a variety of others.