This, really.It's supposed to be "CHOPS VS. GROOVE". Geez.
I think people are looking into the original "Technique vs. Groove" too literally. Like, no shit, you have to have *some* semblance of technique to physically play the drums, have rebound, coordination between limbs, etc. The baseline to be able to play a basic groove is obvious, so I think you guys who are pointing that out are stating the obvious and is something that the original artist is probably aware of.
However, I don't believe in overplaying. As in, too many notes = overplaying. You can overplay badly, but that's different.
I like looking at Sting's solo career. His stuff could have been very successful with just basic, money-making grooves, but no....you got freaking Vinnie Colatiua on the drums, who by many people's definition is always overplaying. But he's not actually "overplaying." It sounds great. It sounds right. But its much busier than a money-beat.