Hey man no worries about the powerbeat, its an all-right brand, i got a mix of different skins, i got pro Remo
on snare, powerbeat for all 3 toms, and DXPercussion on Bass drum (which is like a cheap immitation of powerbeat)
also skinslapper my pedal (kicker) is falling apart too lol...
i got a tip for you, it doesnt matter what brand cymbal u buy, just go into a music shop and hit the one you want lightly, if it sounds good to you, buy it. i got a bargain on mine by doing that