It's a shame he'll never get $1250 for it. I love those kits, one of my friends had one when I was a kid and it sounded incredible, but between deeper rack toms, hanging floor toms, and it being a premier kit he'll be lucky to get $800 for it I bet.
My dad saw them on the Stop Making Sense tour at the Cape Cod Coliseum, and he's long said that it was the best show that he's ever seen, and he's not even a huge Talking Heads fan, he's much more of a classic rock (Aerosmith, ABB, etc...) guy.
I'm much too young to have ever seen them, but...
My Noble & Cooley 4.75 x 14 Alloy Classic has done the trick in every situation I've thrown it at so far. I'm hoping to grab a SS Maple at some point in the near future (next year or so), so we'll see how that stands up to it too.