Sometimes that "too much snare buzz" can be caused by someone using those 42 strand wires with the wrong snare......whereas the snare bed is too narrow: the width of the wires need to match the width of the beds (if 42 is an option desired).For me, too much snare buzz (why I don’t like 42 strand wires) or harshness turn me immediately off. Some of this I can control but sometimes not. Like Nacci said, it’s a moving target, constantly changing. Ugg, tough question.
I agree with you generally though on the 42, and that might be an indication of tuning style/preference.