Yes - I agree -- Nick Drozdoff and many other players can take just about any mouthpiece and play well, in Nick's case he can also play all of the brass instruments very well. So the mouthpiece is a tool, and the player is the determining factor in how well the tool (mpc) is perceived. So if you watch "some" of Nick's vids - you might think that the Parduba, or the Asymmetric, or the Schilke 14A4a is the BEST MPC. Or if you watch ALL of his videos, then you might conlude that ----- Everyone, can play any mpc, and any brass instrument, and make it sound good!!!!!!!!