I've played bronze, brass, and copper but for some reason never thought of steel. Maybe because their prices are so low I figure they must be more beginner drums. Many of them apparently are student drums or maybe their price point is the reason many are marketed as student models. I've seen high end, high priced steel snares too. Not looking to spend a lot of money so I'm wondering what you think about steel. Sound wise, brand, etc. I'm inclined toward Premier, Pearl and maybe a Slingerland festival. Thoughts???