I get that drum, cymbal, and stick companies are trying to sell product. They are in business after all.
However, the sound, feel, and concept of what happens to those objects comes from YOU!!!!!!!!!
Case in point, the first time I saw Elvin Jones play, he was playing borrowed cymbals he'd never seen before, and it sounded like it always it. It didn't matter!
And speaking of Elvin, here's his trio with Joe Farrell and Jimmy Garrison playing "Keiko's Birthday March" on the BBC. Enjoy!