I got my first ever brass snare just a few years ago. It's a Gretsch 14x5 COB G4160. It's my favorite snare and I use it most of the time. I have absolutely zero experience with any other brass snares so I don't know if I would like any others. Never played a BB. So I don't know if the Gretsch...
The humble Acrolite. Looks underwhelming. Sounds great!
(Except the black galaxy finish which is quite nice)
Deep drums. They sound good though.
Monster kits à la Bozzio. Just over the top and not my cup of tea. (Not to be confused with merely big which is fine)
All my kits have the logo on the bass head. I've always liked the look of that. A kit sort of looks incomplete without it to me. If I don't have the original logo head I'll often buy a decal from fleabay or somewhere too.
I know a lot of people dislike the Pearl tom arms but in actual use they work just fine. I have never had any issues dialing in a tom angle quickly on a backline kit for instance. Maybe the hate comes from their egregious misuse by amateurs and beginners as seen in the tom angles thread. 🤷♂️...
Boutique drums brands are unnecessary. There are only 8 legit drum makers (Ludwig, DW, Gretsch, Tama, Yamaha, Pearl, Mapex, Sonor). If you can't find something in there that suits you, you have issues.
(That should get me banned. :ROFLMAO:)
You don't kick it but you kick the band with it. ;)
I suspect it's more of a sound engineer thing than a drummer thing and when we do say it it's because we've been hanging around too much with sound engineers. I actually don't have a problem with it. It's just musician lingo.