my first kit was a Maxitone. Did it sound great, most likely not, but to me it was a dream come true. It inspired me to practice and join a band. It had a Speed King pedal and Zildjians all around, my parents bought it used for me. It out lasted 2 sets of New Beat hats and countless Paiste 404 crashes too. I never judge anyone for the model drums they own, just how they play.