Agreed! I get upset when I see concert toms converted lol.Hopefully we can all agree that this type of gear snobbery is not limited solely to DW owners. Try putting an aftermarket tom mounting system on any maker’s drums, post about it on said maker’s fanboy FB group, and the snobs will lose their sh!t.
But I do understand that there’s utilitarians that want to update and make things functional for them.
I am glad and very proud to have the kits I own. But if it comes down to it, I am obliged the responsibility of stewardship to curate them for the next person.
Though I did almost part with one for the most current acquisition, I have hunted and chosen my drums carefully with no intention to sell them (unless THE Peter Criss Love Gun tour kit is within reach financial and market wise).
But to mod a vintage, rare or collectors piece, you’d bet your bibby I’m not biting on that for my purchase.