I am really between 4 and 5 stars on this one. I put 5 because of the immense capabilities of this set, which I haven't even fully explored. The set is super sensitive, which makes it extremely close to an acoustic set. You can even add snare reverb to other pads, which further mimics an acoustic set. In some instances it sounds too acoustic. The attack of the stroke can sound over accented. I was able to muffle and smooth that out. I play in a church setting where most of today's music is naturally more electronic sounding, and this is the drawback to this set. There are 50 pre-programmed sets, but I can't find one that sounds like a typical electric set. Furthermore, each pad has a Right and Left balance, which is pointless when plugged into a PA. It makes certain pads sound distant. I took me a while to figure this out and reset everything to center. The high hat (HH) is extremely realistic regarding the pedal pressure, but it seems I have to play the exact right angle to get the "edge" sound. I had to turn up the "HH Open" because it was barely audible compared to the rest of its settings. The other cymbals are that way too. The heads are very responsive and bouncy, and I really like that. I love being able to tune the drums using the knobs, but if they could be used for something else that is a more frequent adjustment, I think they'd be better suited that way. The snare knob is the best; being able to turn the snares completely off in an instant is awesome! 3-zone heads are great. The volume control on the kick is wonderful...I just wish it was easier to get to. The biggest drawback for me is something that might work, but after reading the manuals, I cannot figure it out. On my old Roland set I had a separate sound pad (4 pads). I was able to assign a kit sound for each pad (even though the pad has its own sounds). This kit will not allow this via MIDI. The only MIDI referenced in the manual talks about a computer control and it's way over my head.