I spent several months shopping for an electronic drumset. I needed and electronic set as i wanted to be able to practice at any time of the day without disturbing my neighbors. I was looking for nice blend of a good intermediate set and not break the bank. I read lots of reviews and live tested other brands. This TD-11k was my top choice. When it comes to performance, Roland is the best. From time to time Roland offers rebates, check their website for details to save some cash. The only complaint/feedback I have is that I would had liked if all the brackets the connect to the drums stand were made of metal instead of plastic. Time will tell if they hold up.