I've been gigging my lacquered kit for over 20 years practically every weekend before covid hit and I still don't have a scratch on them. I just take care of my kits and haven't had an issue. If they were wrapped I would still be as careful either way...Lacquer. I love a good sparkle wrap as much as the next guy, and on classic drums, I get the wrap thing, but I would never buy a wrapped late model drum kit. To me, it's like buying fine furniture with contact paper on it, rather than seeing the actual wood finish.
I still don't understand the "durability" issue. Just take care of your drums. I've been gigging the same set of lacquer Tama Superstars since 1987, and I'm not overly careful, but what does it really take to keep your drums from getting banged up? Not much. This 34 year old kit has accompanied me on ~90% of the gigs I've ever played. They have a few minor nicks and scuffs, but the shells look great and photograph amazingly well.
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