My response to this is the intricacies do not matter. What matters is when I hear the drummer playing the ride, I wan to see him play the ride at that time and not the hi hat if the camera is on him. Also, when I hear a crash I expect to see the drummer hit the crash when the camera is on him. I also expect the drummer not to hit the crash when there are are no crash sounds.What if I told you that the orignal drummer could not play it again the exact way it was first played. The reasons: The recording studios will alter the tracks, add, delete, filter sounds, so the music may sound better and its hard to play it identically as you first heard it. When the band is playing you are playing in the moment and the energy of the band at that time. So the next time you and the band are playing the same song, its a different moment and energy, sometimes its a different sound, it may sound better, more creative or some one may be off a little. Human beings are dynamic and live and these sensabilities are felt in the music being played at that moment. Machines play mechanically, people should not play mechanically. So If I played the same every night, I would be bored. Some nights you can be on top of your game and some nights trying to just keeping it together. You are not a robot, a drummer is a musical artist using whatever creativity you can bring to your drumming always complmenting the music and thats why its ok not to sound the same as any other drummer or try and play exactly as the original song sounds, you may get close to the original song. You are unique, different than anyone else, put yourself in your music.
Basically, if I see a drummer in a music video playing the drums, I expect him to be hitting the parts of the drums that are making the sounds I am hearing. I really don't see how hard it is to sync that.