Just bought this Yamaha kit and love it! I researched all of the major eDrum companies and decided I liked the feel and response of the Yamaha pads, and I haven't been disappointed. The pads feel very sturdy and appear to be very resilient to the pounding they receive, as does the drum rack. (I will update this review concerning their continued resiliency.) I have a Yamaha acoustic kit that has been very dependable and has great sound, so it was easy to follow that set with the eKit. The kit sets up easily and allows for lots of adaptation. I have set it up exactly like my new Ludwig acoustic set, which is fashioned after John Bonham's configuration. I use an extra hi-hat on the right side of the kit to give me a variety of sounds and to escape the arm over arm trap with the hi-hat on the left. This was easy to add with just a basic cymbal pad and cymbal arm and using one of the hi-hat sounds from the controller. I continue to use the left-side hi hat which I control a lot with my left foot and gives me an extra hi-hat sound. I'm glad I settled on this particular kit, because the bass drum pad has great response and can take the pounding without moving, and you get a full kit without needing to add extras except for maybe extra cymbals. I kept the two cymbal pads to use as crash cymbals and added a 15" pad to use as my ride cymbal. I set up the kit in my loft area, and it fits great, and I can practice any time I want using my BASN earphones and pIugging a music player into the controller. I encourage anyone thinking of an eKit to check out the Yamaha kits before making your final decision.