I think this is an important point. My influences were the drummers who played the music I loved. That's the most impactful way for a a drummer to leave an impression on me. Matt Chamberlain is a good example of a player from a more recent generation who has influenced me. But not because of his amazing videos explaining his methods or hand techniques. It's because one day I realized he played on a whole bunch of tunes I loved by different artists and I discovered his playing was a big part of what I loved about the music.Though blown away by abilities, I'm not necessarily blown away by the music created from some of the current technical giants - i.e. JoJo Mayer & Thomas Lang to name two of many I've seen.