Great drum set for the price!
I purchased this for an aging Yamaha kit, I had for several years.
I have had this drum set for about 6 months now.
Overall, it is well designed kit which has held up well to extensive play.
Some components were replaced immediately as I prefer to use Alesis Surge cymbals for a better feel and a Roland V-drum pad for the snare, however the baseline kit is extensive based on what is included.
The high hat pedal is a major upgrade from previous kits.
Its strength in durability and construction, full size drum pads (12") over the standard 8 and 10 inch size, and good quality sound from the DM8 drum module brain. Even the Alesis DM10 Pro Kit is somewhat of a "downgrade" from this this from this design.
One downside is the response from the drum pads and their feel. Its not quite up to the standards of rebound from a Roland or Pintech mesh design, and tightening the "real heads" will not greatly increase the bounce. Granted these are not accoustic drums either so you have to be realistic for the cost, but it is a step up from hitting rubber pads. Kick pad feels like your hitting a board which is the worst of the pad design.
Under heavy play, your fingers will begin to become numb due to shock after a hour or so of play. Anti vibe drumsticks will eliminate much of the hard shock due to the pads, and you have to learn how to play softly to maximize your potential.
The other downside is the the drum module does not have the full versatlity of higher end drum brains.
If you own a Roland v-drum module, higher end Yamaha, or even an Alesis DM10, you will easily see the difference.
Bottom line, for the cost, you really cannot do better for an intermediate level drum kit. If you are looking for a full blown professional kit I recommend investing in a Roland TD-20SX V-Pro Series, but prepare to drop additional $5k.