I had always been a "fake it" brush player. However in the last year or so I have decided to change that. I like having a pad that's portable that I can use in front of the tv or on the deck, as well as putting on a snare or pad.
the train tracks are a bonus, and I really like them to help with the choreography of the brushes when playing laterally. (and really help when following anthony's book).
Two things I'd change.
I'd find it helpful to have a figure 8 also printed on it (even if light print)
Also, the notch on the pad at the 6o'clock position is a bit large for my taste, and occasionally my brush wires get stuck in the hole. If you have to have one, i guess thats the best place, but either a piece of tape attached to the bottom to be used as a puller or make the hole smaller would help