I find them fine in cases where I'm not trying to sound like a proper drummer. That is, I've made a few tracks that kind of suit having a rigid electronica edge with the drums. More recently though, I've been doing some guitar-based stuff, and I feel like I'm using Reason as little more than a jumped up metronome.
My question would be this: is it worth me bustin mer bawls to try and work out how to make them sound more natural? There's a wealth of tricks and tips out there, but this seems like a waste if it's always going to sound awful.
I guess the alternative is to give up on the idea of them being natural sounding. Lots of sample-chopping perhaps. I've been trying to think of some artists who manage to do this well; the NoTwist maybe? 65daysofstatic? How about examples of heavier stuff? Anyone had any similar thoughts or got any general tips..?