I'm an middle aged drummer and enjoy these chops videos all the time. I'll work out some of these things for the fun of it. Its a challenge and kind of a guilty pleasure. But musically, I don't care if I ever use these licks. And I am not impressed for very long by the players. They get boring after a while.
So here's my personal bottom line about technique - and this goes for many things in life.
It's great to acquire all kinds of technique and knowledge - as much as you can assimilate. And if you have the option you should do it while you are young have the time and freedom to do so. However, the goal is rarely to use all that technique. In fact often you find yourself abandoning most of it altogether!
So why learn it? Because it's like headroom; Its there to use if you need it. And for those with that headroom, simple things take much less effort to do, which frees your mind to do other things like get into the creative moment.
If you can wail through gospel chops, odd time sigs, extreme independence, moeller technique, or even learning a 2nd instrument --- all these things will make it easier someday to play a nice groove, listen to what the other players are doing, and focus on keeping good time.
This applies to so many things I can't even tell you. For example your career rarely uses everything you learned in college - but you'll be better off with a college background for almost every type of career. Even Visual Artists study for years to be able to achieve results that are simple or natural.
Even sports or martial arts work on this concept -- learn more to use less. Get GREAT at things so you can be good enough at the right moment with no hesitation.
Just don't loose perspective on your goal. And start young because study time gets harder to find when you have to pay rent or support a family. Plus your mind and body becomes a little less elastic when you get older and these chops get harder!