Basic scenario: I have a basement studio. I use it for band practice 3-4 times per month and record the band probably once or twice a year. I had a fire in the studio giving me some insurance money to spend on putting the studio back together. I think I will have around $3K (maybe a bit less) to spend on this part of the studio, I can either: 1) buy a cheaper acoustic studio set and microphones or 2) buy a relatively expensive electronic set and no microphones It's a small studio and recording drums has never been easy in there. My initial idea was to buy an electronic set thinking that I could get better recordings than with an acoustic set (and not need as many inputs). I have one drummer who says electronic is a good idea and he likes the consistency of an electronic set, another who says acoustic would be better and you can get more nuanced sounds out of an acoustic set, the latter drummer says a used set tuned well with new heads can be made to sound good. I am sick of carting drums around, so having a studio kit would be really nice. I am never going to use this studio for anything professional, it's just for fun with my band.