I got this drum pad kit [...] for my 9-year-old son for Hanukkah. He wants to learn the drums, so I thought this would be a great starter set for him. He loves it! He "practices" all the time! So far we have not had any issues with the set, and I believe it's quieter for the rest of the household when he plays than a normal, acoustic drum set would have been.
We got this (or rather, Santa did) for our son for Christmas. He's almost 4, has been dying for a "real" drumset since summer. He LOVES it! It is great quality, made exactly as a larger, adult drumset would be, same materials, real metal, no plastic. We chose this one b/c he really wanted a high-hat cymbal and a crash cymbal. And he wanted a bass drum with a kick-pedal. And this had it all. He plays on it all the time, and so do his cousins, so it has stood up to a lot of hard playing. Love it, love it, love it.... this is THE ONE!