I don't disagree at all in some or most cases, I suggested that is the perception - that playing fast equates to technical proficiency.Actually the complete opposite is true Squirrel Man. It is harder to play at a consistent 40 bpm than 240. Just the space alone can send drummers with crappy time into the waste basket.
@Deafmoon is right in my opinion.
Not if you do it right.
Agreed. In a lot of cases I don't think it's done consciously. People (myself included) can be pretty biased towards the music they like. I expect those who believe "less is more" are often into more chill music than something like grindcore or free jazz so of course a laid back pocket drumming style is going to appeal to them.IMO as a blanket rule or concept "Less is More" is utter nonsense. Sure sometimes it's true - but sometimes is a far cry from all of the time or even most of the time.
And too many time, I fear it is used an excuse, a justification to simply not do the work...