Know what 'grinds my gears'?
going to Guitar Center to just browse kits, see them upclose and speak to someone who knows something abou them.
what do I get? a 17 yr old kid, who upon telling him I might be in the market for an entry level kit here in the future and asking what might fit that bill, directs me to the $2k Roland Kit lol
they had some great deals on used acoustic kits (appeared to be shells only)but no only do I think that's no 'doable' from a noise perspective, after you factor in a throne, cycmbals, snare etc....it can get pricey.
Life is 99% inspiration, 1% Perspiration, and 1% Attention to Detial.