I can second the posts promoting the Tama stand. I love mine.
But if you want something new, check out the Mapex Falcon stand. 2 legged and they are removable. Nice piece of hardware from what I understand, though I have never had the opportunity to use one.
I would go for the Tour. I had a mid-80's Tour Custom. They were amazing.
BUT -- cymbals are so expensive nowadays. How many are you talking about on the power V kit and are they any good? If there's several GOOD cymbals there, it might need to be reconsidered if you need any new cymbals.
This is strictly an opinion on my part. I don't think there's any real logic to it, but it's still how I feel. I rarely expect a drum manufacturer, namely the big companies mentioned in the OP, to make their own shells when it comes out to starter kits and even the really cheap intermediate...
I grew up on the Joey era and still love most of that material. But John Bush really does it for me. Part of it also came down to ...well there's only so many time's I can hear them sing about Judge Dredd, John Belushi or Medusa. I think the songs are still great, I just listened to them...
I just came across this video this morning. I remember seeing them as Roseland in support of this album. Been a fan since Spreading the Disease, but I'm skewed to favor the John Bush era. Was Charlie ever not a monster? Incredible band and still one of my favorites.
I don't mind getting into this as long as we are talking strictly opinion. I know some of the stuff I will list here is good songwriting, and some of them have excellent playing. But this is just stuff I don't like.
Tom Sawyer -- RUSH
The Ocean -- LED ZEPPELIN
Walk on the Wild Side -- LOU...
Murat, you haven't missed too much. There were a handful of good tuned (IMO) between Tribe, Q2K and Mindcrime II. But not much.
If you haven;t heard their live double CD Live at the Moore in Seattle, I recommend you checking it out. No DeGarmo, but still a great performance.
The Verdict felt a lot like a Fates Warning album to me...just not as strong. I like Fates Warning a lot. That being said, I'm not sold on the album. I didn't like their first one with La Torre, and only heard a couple of songs form the last one. This seemed like a step up at least, but...