This kit comes in at a reasonable cost as far as drum kits go. Which is to say it's expensive, and probably more than a high-school drummer with no job could afford. Jokes on you, my kit's a loan. But I play it, transport, and care for it as if those $600 spent to get it were my own. Take your time to tune it and care for it, and this kit will take care of you. The sbr cymbals are... okay for brass. They're chirpy and can get overwhelming, but at least you aren't getting those duplicate carbon copy "are they crash or are they ride" cymbals you get with other cymbal-inclusive kits. Baby's first pro kit rings true, because it's a high-end entry level kit. It looks great, plays well, and ultimately isn't too expensive in the drum world.