How Good Are Electronic Drums These Days?

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I am not really a drummer anymore, nor was I ever much of one. I do remember what electronic drums were like--they were awful. Cheap, sluggish, and they sounded terrible. I thought that the market for these things was reduced to triggering effects and not much else.

And while this probably seems like some sort of cheesy ad, it's not. I can't believe how good these things sound. They sound very responsive and like they are of pretty high quality. The video below is fascinating to me if only because I had no idea anyone was actively trying to make these products useful:

Again, this is not an ad of any kind. It's more of a 'holy crap--when did they find time to make these things actually sound good' thing.