Have been an admirer of the Zildjian family brand of music cymbals for well over 40 years. Played other types of cymbals however none have had just the right tones needed and desired as I matured and sought after the types of "colors" I need with my style of playing. I don't use the term "fan" often at all however I am and continue to be a "fan" of the Zildjian style of cymbal making. I only wish I could work in the factory because that would be a dream come true. Since I know I will never have an opportunity to visit nor work in the Zildjian Cymbal factory and the Zildjian family will never see this post, I am PROUD to be able to wear the Zildjian family name on my cap.