I am in my 24th year of playing drums. I've played every genre in live situations except metal. While I do enjoy listening to some of the more mainstream metal like Slipknot, Korn, Pantera, I've never really tried to play it outside of home. I bought my first double pedal about 4 years ago and have used it minimally to practice at home. I'm at a point where I'm frustrated with some of the ergonomics it creates for me (Hi-hat too far away, linkage rubbing on hi-hat stand) and am considering dropping it, but there's a nagging thought that maybe I should stick with it and try to develop the skill. Thoughts and votes appreciated.