Yep. I'm suggesting something else. But I'm more suggesting determining what you (the OP) want to do and then finding a way to do it. If you have the money for a full-blown 8-input interface for your super-powered computer that can actually add effects and eq to your tracks in real time without chocking on the processing, then that's cool. On my dedicated recorder, I can also take all those tracks and dump them into a DAW in my computer too, but it is also a standalone deck. I like having the options. I can use my standalone recorder in the field and then come home and dump each track into GarageBand and edit away in there if I had to.Remember that if you're looking to multi-mic a kit, you are going to need an interface with enough inputs and preamps for that many mics. Many entry level interfaces are two input only. Basic drum recording usually has at least 4 channels, kick, snare and stereo overheads. If you want to get fancy and mic all the toms and hat individually, you're into at least an 8 channel interface. This will probably cost more than the software.
I think Bo is kind of suggesting looking into some integrated hard disk recorder like the ones Roland or Tascam make. That is likely to have 8 mic inputs and all the other necessary bits to do basic recording. I find the editing aspect of them a pain, but if you just want to plug in a handful of mics, hit record and then play back, it may be easier.
If you are looking to mess around with the recording, the information and access to everything on a computer screen makes life a lot easier. Although activating things though a mouse is a bit clunky. Dedicated control surfaces connected to the computer make that easier, but this all adds up.