Well it also depends on how much practice time you put in on a weekly basis!! I've only had a DB for less than a year and can do much more on my EUB or BG than DB!! Yes - last year I took EUB and BG plus amp and it was worth it - I'm debating taking my DB - as the stage area can get very busy and fraught ... So on one evening I counted about a dozen DBs lying on their sides in front of the stage in the Jazz club.... Great potential for destruction!!