I'd like some honest opinions on the Midtown drums vs the Quest Love Breakbeats kit. I've been looking at both since I want a kit this size for a small practice kit. I've seen the Ludwig kit in person, but haven't seen the Pearl kit in person. They are priced the same, except the Ludwigs come with bags (if that is what you want to call them) and Pearl does not. Pearl has wood kick hoops as opposed to plastic on the Ludwig. Ludwig has better looking hardware and a 14 inch snare. Ludwig also has better colors to choose from and the wrap seems to have a deeper nice sparkle. The Ludwig red and black/gold sparkle looks alot nicer than the Pearl wrap. Seems like Pearls wraps on the lower end lines are flat, one-demensional and cheap looking.
I've been a pretty dedicated Pearl customer for almost 15 years with a Reference Pure kit and a Masters kit. I'm leaning toward the Pearl, but want opinions from people that have used, or at least seen both.
The other option is to price out and build my own, since I used to build custom drums.