I agree with you there. I'm a fan of the Turkish cymbals as well, but I do feel that the loss on resale on the TRX may be a bit much, so it's probably better to be sure of what you want with those.I’m a fan of the small production Turkish cymbals, though you have to cherry pick the good ones. But the big downside to most of them is they have terrible resale value. About the only way you can avoid taking a huge loss on resale is if you buy them used for bargain prices in the first place. Zildjians also lose some value, but not as drastically as lesser known brands. Plus there are _always_ buyers for Zildjians, where it may take a while to sell TRX etc.
in terms of sound, that’s just up to your own personal taste.
I agree. And the only way to pick the good ones is to buy in a shop that carries several for comparison. Buying them based on online videos would be highly risky. And the "terrible resale value" is probably going to be even more acute once the current "dark and smokey" trend begins to wane. And it will.... you have to cherry pick the good ones. ... they have terrible resale value.