the emulation of real cymbals is good. allows you to choke and crescendo the cymbal(there's even bell sound on the ride) but the sound module is rather mediocre and the sensitivity of the pads aren't really that improved. you hit demisemis and that's it. you hear splattered semis.
Well said, turbochicken. If you don't have the luxury of practicing on an acoustic drumkit, and you have the cash for it, just get an electronic drumkit. One thing I can safely say is that, you don't get your value for money for an electronic drumkit. With the kind of money you spend on one, you can get a mid-high range full fledge acoustic drumkit.