Yeah, I guess you are correct. But it kind of depends on how loud the other players (Guitars) are playing.Not always. I was never mic'd in the jam room. Wasn't always mic'd at gigs either. I had standard toms, not power toms. Wasn't an issue. Yeah my kicks were huge, but this isn't my point anyhow. I contend that any drum can be used in any musical setting. There is no jazz kit, metal kit, country kit, hip hop kit, etc. Drums are drums, they have no affiliation.
How about this statement: "For drums, electronic amplification is the great equalizer."