hi, i have a roland v-tour electronic set--- I LOVE IT!! i also have a killer mapex
acoustic set.... i find that although i just love the mapex
(it's soooo pretty!), i BY FAR play the roland more. the reason is because the i can totally control the sound level with the electronic kit. from only me hearing them through the headphones, to whisper quiet or blow the roof off loud through my powerful keyboard amp. they are extremely versatile. they have enabled me to become a better player simply because i can play more often--- i don't have to worry about disturbing anyone. also if only you (the player) can hear them it's my opinion you will not hesitate to try new stuff on your kit---there will be no one to hear the "mistakes". i think it helps a person to become less inhibited, at least it does with me. i can practice silently until i nail it down. although there is no substitute for acoustic drum sound and looks, electronic drums are are invaluable for their ease of playing and versitality. i have a mid-range module, but i still have access to over 30 different snare sounds alone. piccolo? vintage? fat? jazz? brass? studio? all there at the touch of a button. same with all the other drums and cymbols on the set. it has helped me musically to know the drums better---- what a jazz set vs. a metal set sound like, for instance. another advantage of an electronic kit is that they are a whole lot easier to transport than an acoustic set. also, you can record (through the sets' module) yourself playing and then play that back, so if you (like me) like to play other instruments from time to time you can pick up the bass guitar or the bongos or whatever and play to your own drum track. pretty cool.
i would love to buy the $4800.00 new roland set with the td-20 module---- but can't afford it now (or possibly ever!!). i've played on this set at guitar city and it was beyond awesome....
the only problem i find with the electronic sets is that they because they are so easy to play when you get back on an acoustic set you have to work a little harder to do rolls and stuff. it's just a differnt feel.