Hmm, weak argument by Harmonix in my mind. They reaffirm what the GH guy states about the thought process. "Oh, theres cymbals, we need to compete with this, whats the cheapest and easiest way of doing this? Cymbal ports? That should work, we can once again fleece people to make even more money then!!!" It doesnt sit right with me. I'll aappreciate that they are musicians 1st and all that, but we are gamers first, and want the best for our money. Harmonix's instruments dont cut it at all for me. I for one wont be buying another Rock Band related peripheral! As I've stated, I'm looking to buy a drum kit (the point in this thread) and then will stick with the GH stuff. As long as theres compatibility. Tufty, this news deserves a place on the official thread I think. If you havent already I'll post over there if thats cool!