I don't think the S family cymbals are as durable as the other ones that have been mentioned here. I had a full set of S when they first came out and I cracked 2 crashes and a hi hat too. I'm not a heavy hitter by any means, just regular, but I think they cracked easily because they're sheet bronze. After that set I started buying used AAX and other Sabians but I've used a few XSR since then and I think those are way better than the S and more durable too.I certainly agree with those suggesting buying good, used cymbals. But, you mentioned rock music in your OP, so I'll add the Zildjian S line of cymbals. I picked up the S Mastersound hats 14", when trading in my electric guitars. They will CUT through for sure. Sorry, no experience with the S family crashes or rides.