What does this have to do with drumming? Well - think about how your drums sound. Which drum do you think sounds horrible? How often do you play that drum? On my kit, it's anything that's got a 12" diameter (12" drums are from the Devil, I swear it). They just don't sound good, so I don't want to play them.
My 10" toms, you ask? Heaven! I use those drums all the time. Which drums sound great on your kit?
My point is that you are limiting yourself - whether you know it or not - by not loving the sounds on your kit.
Here are a few resources I use to make my drums sound as good as possible:
Of course it helps to have a good quality of drum and heads, but time invested in tuning will pay off in big ways.
My students are always welcome to bring a drum to their lesson (with some new heads!) and see if we can make it play nice with your kit.