I record original songs in my home studio and I had grown a bit tired of programming drums by hand (EZD/Metal Machine). Drums were one of the first instruments I ever started playing so I thought, why not get an e-kit and save myself some time on the drum parts? This kit provides enough pads to keep me occupied while I brush up on my skills. There are tons of sounds to choose from and many preset configurations as well. Syncing it up with my PC was pretty easy and I'm now using it as a trigger for my drum software. I'm still working out some of the bugs but overall, it's working very well, and it's a ton of fun to play! The product description states that it "sets up in minutes". That's really not the case, unless you've set one up before, several times. It took me 3-4 hours to get everything ready, and then a few days to fine-tune the positions of all the pads to my liking. All in all, it was a fairly painless process. My only complaint is that when I went to set up the last cymbal support, the nut and bolt were missing. But, I made it work. I recommend this kit to any beginner or intermediate drummer.