Half of my kits have a virgin bass and others have tom mounts. I'm on the fence ... While I definitely prefer my toms to the left of the bass so that my ride is lower and to the right (where the 2nd tom would be), when hauling my gear around it's easier to not carry my heavy DW double tom stand. I hate toms bouncing around on cheesy cymbal stands. Personally, I can't identify the loss of resonance with the tom mount.