I was first "Introduced" to the 7 Piece CM from PDP about 7 years ago. I bought a Cherry Fade to Black Sparkle. First of all, the Finish is down right Amazing - The ONLY thing, okay, there's many, that tops the look is how Amazing they sound. DW has taken the time and effort to build a ton of quality in these - Lot's of High End touches. I thought it was just going to be a halfway decent Gigging Kit, but I was mistaken - I would stack these against ANY Kit selling at or under $4000.00 easy. I play hard, but with a good deal of Finesse and the tones of heavy hitting, or those subtle touches all deliver - A FINE BUY, and at under $1000.00 - It was a No Brainer - Recently I was in my Mom & Pop - I saw the White Kit I am now using for touring in our Band MRBLITX - It was on Sale for $750.00 - It flew off the upper shelf and into my Studio.