Hi, Alex. It's time for me to buy my first real drum kit and I am at a loss. I currently play on a Roland TD-17KVX which is great for my office/ the middle of my restaurant ;) The thing is great but it's now time to get a room :P I have a budget of around 2000us$. I do not want to buy a beginner's kit and I plan to add more parts to it as time goes so, a solid 5-7 pieces kit would be the best. I play mostly funk and Latin (Bossa/ bachata) music have no plans to play heavy metal. I was looking at a Ludwig classic Maple or a Mapex Saturn 5. This is very confusing and if you add that all the reviewers have links to Amazon or clearwater where they get a commission if they sell one. I don't know how objective those reviewers are. Thanks for your help. Ian.