Thanks for the info. I am really, really, really, interested in being able to assign each pad a separate midi channel. I hope that is in the works.
For now I am just content with getting my chops up. There are soooo many ways to set up based on the groove you want. That is what I am most fascinated about. I find I hear my hands/fingers doing things in one set up that just doesn't quite get there and with a few switches of pad sounds I am doing things I could never do on an acoustic set groovewise. It kinda molds to what your thing is. On my acoustic set I kinda have to give in to the static set up and make my body do what the drums want me to. Sorry, this is getting way too deep. Maybe that is why its called a Zendrum. Maybe it is as simple as I am just a bad drummer. Anyway, this thing still blows the top off my cool meter.
Also, Charleston, SC is mighty fine right now too. Doesn't get much better than on the beach in February. Hey, we got pirates down here too. Come on down.