Lots of music production experience counts for a lot Polly. Just because Trevor Horn doesn't play drums, doesn't mean I would ignor his production/arrangement/execution advice! Thaard is well on his way to becoming a talented & well rounded drummer. He'll go far. As for me, I'm a one trick pony who can rock a venue to it's knees if I wish, but have nothing to offer beyond that. That makes me very happy & content to watch players such as Thaard raise the bar. I take great pleasure from the achievements of others.LOL ditto. Young Thaard totally owns me on the kit.
Still, we're experienced listeners and that must count for something