While the pads seem great, ebay often has dead Roland modules where the LCD is dark.. that's not the cheapest part. Also while it's nice to know that it works for 10 years, but in that time it will become obsolete anyway.. In the end it's about how much compromise you can live with in terms of a smaller kit or one that may break. The good thing about cheap ones that they're cheap to replace or fix, too. You can use a y splitter (insert) cable to reroute some (max 4) unused tom-rims to extra pads on top of the crash2. Especially if you use VST, you can just add a 2nd module or interface or maybe pickup the cheapest used basic low-end kit for its single zone cymbals and hardware.