Noted. I thought about giving mine to my brother who, like your son, played with imaginary set since he was your son's age till now (50). Will consider your son when the time comes. But like coqueiro, I recommended the HD-1 to a friend of mine, whose son eventually learned to play. But he hasn't done so recently, so it might not hurt to start your son with something more affordable. Who knows if his interest remains once he has greta87's what-chicks-dig epiphany. I still have my first drum pads, the DrumKat! My TD-12 has a virtual Mike Portnoy kit, but my chops are only good for chopsticks. I thought about recording a video to feature the versatility of my V-Drums, but that got pushed down by other covers that chicks dig. The recent solo that I've been wanting to learn is Omar Hakim's solo in Daft Punk's Giorgio by Moroder, except I'd probably play it like a marauder.