As I noted in Are Rock Band Drums Like Real World Drums? the drums are the most realistic part of fake plastic rock. Or at least the most analogous to their real world musical counterparts. As more evidence supporting this fact, G4 just published an interesting review of the $299 ION Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set from the perspective of a real rock drummer.
Now that the ION drum kit has been available for a few weeks, you can hit up YouTube for a lot of real world play examples, too. For example, the utterly ridiculous “song” Visions from Rock Band 2, which I’m convinced was included as a sick joke for those people who felt Rock Band was too easy.
If you can play that.. thing.. then the ION drums have definitely earned their $299 in my opinion!