Have been using the drum kit since it first went on the market when I was a kid. Have been playing for over 20 years, and has been rock solid with each new release. Roland is one of the best instrument manufacturers in the world, and recording with it is super easy. Not exactly cheap, but I would pay twice as much for these beauties. Never having to mic drums is my favorite part. Helps add that live-aspect to our songs within minutes. Can't wait to take them on the road.
This model has been around for several years and it's still the best standard electronic drum set you can buy. It's very expensive, and I don't disagree with those who say it's overpriced considering how much more it costs compared to its competitors. I winced a bit when I placed the order, but I've been very happy in the 18 months since I bought it. It's got a great variety of available onboard sounds and effects, and through midi it can be used to trigger any VST/AU, whether drum related or not. Great playing kit that does a good job of approximating the feel of a real kit. Great for recording through onboard sound engine as well as the ability to record midi tracks for later tweaking.