the only way to get the real feel is use the real cymbals, the plastic ones are loud n im a little bit of a harder hitter, i felt like i was going to crack them. i have a set of rubber cymbals on my electric drum sets. got a roland and another one ... cnt remember the brand lol but its nice.. idk if its just for practice in your room or somthin i wouldnt worry about it as long as its somthing to hit!
Yea, the only thing that annoys me on my Roland is the cymbals I got stuck with on the deal [all the other heads are mesh which is basically the best response I have besides my snare on my acoustic] but I really just hate the cymbals. They are loud and obnoxious sounding even through headphones or over an amp. I'm still stuck with them, but it works so I'm not complaining.
If your going on stage you may be uptight about the look but if your using it in a practice room fuck it!
If you can play every type of surface you have put in front of you it will only make you a better drummer.