I have found my holy grail of kits with the Ludwig Vistalite that probably more in line with your answer to the second.Over my time here on the Forum, I've seen many posts about upgrading your drums. Most of us started out on a beater kit that got us through some good times & took a licking. But then opportunity knocked & we upgraded to our "holy grail" kit. One that does everything you could ever dream of & is probably the one you'll keep for life.
This begs the question: Has anyone ever had a mid-level kit that they just loved? One that did the job a higher end kit would do & yet you didn't feel the need to upgrade? One that you take a ribbing for by your friends in the form of, "You still playing on that bar basher? Dude...2021 called, they have a new kit for you." Yet you ignore them because you know what you have is all you need?
However your second question definitely makes me think of my Pearl Sessions, but they also make me think of my old PDP FS series kit too.
Stop it!I think you're trying to play both sides of the fence there bro. I read that review of that $900+ snare you're now sporting. The export and stage custom peeps don't take kindly to that type of ostentatiousness!
You have inflicted yourself and us with your suspect semantic drudgery in the form of topicals around here so much so, you have our guy @GetAgrippa talking in not mathematic equations but functions and they’re relative!