Yes!I have no dog in this hunt and I don't really care for the opinions of others with respect to what gear I choose...BUT...my Renowns will take the Pepsi challenge with just about any drum on the market today save for Yamaha Phoenix and similar high-end offerings (Brady). To my ears, they sound that good.
To the OP, you really cant go wrong with either. In this case I'm somewhat partial to the aesthetics of the DW. Sexy looking kit. After all most of what you hear out of a drum comes down to heads, tuning, and most of all your hands and feet!
Pick which one inspires you to play!
Also, in spite of the exuberant pricing, the Yamaha PHX (yes, owned one) does not have much, if anything, over the Gretsch Renown. Yamaha has a better tom mounting system, but it's more likely the Renowns would provide greater satisfaction if one is looking at any factor beyond satisfaction based solely on how much one can pay for a drum kit.