I have been playing for about 3 years now and am just starting to upgrade my cymbals. So far, i have a pair of Sabian Vault 14' Hi-hats, Sabian vault 20' Ride, a Sabian HHX 16' crash, and a Zildjian K hybrid 19' crash. I am starting to regret buying my HHX, not because of the sound, but because i consider myself a very "hard-hitting" player and am afraid of shattering my HHX into a billion pieces every time i hit it. I am also limited on money so am thinking of exchangeing the HHX for another 17' hybrid. what do you think? HHX or Hybrid. And does anybody know how durable the Hybrids are anyway?