Short Review; yes, so good. In depth review: Drum sizes: Bass drum. The 20x16 is underrated. You get low-end bass capable of playing house, hip hop, jungle, rock music, but unlike bigger bass drums, it is responsive and quick so you can feel and hear those quick doubles and triples. Its the perfect size. Oh - I almost forgot to mention; THANK YOU, Mapex for keeping it virgin bass drum. Yes. Toms: the toms are ideal sizes as well. They all have a full, thick sound. That sound is also versatile. The "fusion" sizes really have a wide range. They actually did tune easier... I got a pure / even sound out of all the drums, high med and low tuning. The tom mounts are very nice and solid quality. Snare: The snare options for this kit are excellent. I ended up choosing the matching color armory snare for this kit. I was worried that the 14x 6.5 armory snare would be too deep,(I consider that deep...some might not) but just like all the other drums in this kit, it is responsive to tuning and versatile. I tune low and it has a nice fat 80s sound you'd expect from a deep snare. Tune it high and you'll get a tight responsive crack. Pleasantly surprised to find the snare-wires came with cloth straps! so much better than those thin plastic straps that are standard...even on "pro" drum snares. Ill never use those plastic straps again. The throw-off is vertical, or rather clasps away/ towards the snare. It is so much better than those side drop ones. Color: I don't think the importance of color / finish / paint job can be overstated. People care and notice the color. I really like the satin flat finish of the cordovan red. Please keep making satin / flat finishes on drums. I talked about sizes, sound, color. Oh, Hardware. I like it! Mapex got it right when they made the bass drum lugs / claws low-mass and slim. I will be buying a black panther snare based on this kit / experience.