I thought it was just me that thought that way! Haha... it still puts me off - plus I am not fond of their mounting system.Although just as a side note, I'd never buy a DW kit. Good drums but those round lugs are just garish. My next kit will be a Ludwig.
To get back to the thread, I guess DW seems to have the highest profile on the U.K with Yamaha pretty much level & Pearl somewhere behind. All these companies make fine drums so it's not an issue of product IMO. I play Yamaha and Sonor. Sonor are not very big in the U.K at all, which may be a surprise to U.S drummers. Ludwig kits are very rare here too.