Why is that? If you like the main ride so much, why not play that one all the time, and get a nice crash for the left? Or, if you don't like to ride the main cymbal all the time, what sound are you hearing then? Listen to the band - what kind of sound complements, say, piano or guitar even better than the main ride? To me it's a higher, washier, smaller cymbal, and I like those sounds just as as much, they fit in the music beautifully.I and probably others devote a lot of effort to choosing a main ride. But after I do that and am forced to choose a left side cymbal that's different, I'm in the position of having to choose a cymbal I don't like as much.