I purchased this drum set for myself after not playing for 10 years since High School. I was weary at first about a complete kit with cymbals for the price, but I have been more than impressed with this kit! The hardware is sturdy and the tone of the drums doesn't sound like it's an inexpensive set. I replaced the drum heads immediately to match a deeper sound I wanted to achieve and the cymbals are going to be upgraded eventually too. But overall, for a beginner (kid or adult) this set and price cannot be beat! I ordered online and was also impressed by SamAsh's customer service follow up after I received my kit. Rock on everyone!