Are you talking un-mic'd? Might be fine for very small indoor venue, but we don't know how loud the rest of the band is.
I play a 24x14, but I still mic it with a Shure 52a just to give it some extra presence and so I can hear it via monitor.
I agree, the Ambs sounds better to my ear. I tried a UV1 on a snare and just did not like the coating.
I've been using Evans lately, so it's G1 coated over 300 clear on the Supra and G2 coated over G1 clear on the toms. Emad2 + EQ3 coated/ported on the kick. Works for me.
Has probably been said, I can't be bothered to check 50+ pages of posts, but... drum solos. I hate drum solos. Don't want to play them. Don't want to listen to them. I'd imagine most non-drummers don't want to listen to them either.
For just audio, get a Zoom H1 recorder, even an older used one is great and cheap. Put it on a tripod. It will capture very decent audio from the whole room. You can play with the best positioning. I usually have it more pointed at the PA speakers rather than the drums for example.
For video as...
It really just depends your circumstances. I used to use them, but decided I really didn't need to and could save a tiny bit of time. My cymbals aren't flying all over the place.
So now I use No Nut Cymbal Sleeves (with felt underneath the cymbal) to ensure they stay put with no metal contact...
Also, if you have problems with tensions rods loosening on you like I did on my Supralite, get some TightScrew Non-Loosening Tension Rods and replace the problematic ones. For me it was the few around where I was doing rimshots on the batter side. The rest were fine.
It's a good snare once you...
I remember an Evans HD Dry working pretty well with my 13x6 Supralite, though, at the moment I would actually prefer to open it up with an Evans coated G1 batter and snare side 300 like I did recently with my Supraphonic.