ok. i've been drumming for 8 years now. i've got a bunch of live experience, studio, solo, everything else experience. but one thing i could never really figure out what was such a big deal was rack tom tilting. i play with my drums at like a 45 degree angle. not facing me, but not straight up either. right in the middle. but i've had people critize me on my set up though. i dont really care what they say, but why is it that some think its "bad" to tilt you toms. does it affect the sound, or is it just not traditional enough for some players?? i know most pros play with them straight but it seems more convienent for them to be tilted anyway so you dont have to reach as far to do fills from the snare to the toms. im interested in how all you set up your toms and what you think is better or worse.