Interesting tonal sequence. Seems that you almost go for a Reggae sound. Stewart Copeland described in an interview that he cranks all his heads for two reasons: He likes the feel and the cut. Those higher frequencies penetrate just about anything. I like a tight snare and lower toms for the contrast, but having everything high has merits too. I'll always love Copeland's sound.
Yea - The Police was my first Cassette - then came Carter Beauford - so I super imprinted on a cranked snare sound.
Right now my main gig is hip hop with instrument funk/jazz jams - so a cranked snare and a punchy kick are king. I can kind of do whatever with the toms and I just like the feel of tighter heads vs. that pillowy sink of very loose toms. Plus I always feel like unless I'm doing big singles - sticking articulation get lots on lower toms.
I'm looking at a new kit and I think I'm doing an 8",10" up top, 16" FT and a 22" kick.