Re: who is considered the best drummer?
The best drummers ever were the crazy guys who marched into the woods during the American Revolution with snare drums hanging over their knees. These guys were usually the first to die (duuh...let's try to sneak up on the British while we're banging on these drums!), but not until after they had signaled Patriot soldiers with their encoded rhythmic patterns.
And you think drummers take all the crap TODAY????