Hi Jimmy, welcome to the forum.
I was out of drumming for about 25 yrs so when I decided it was time to get back into it I researched what was available, the costs, how many drums / cymbals you got and then watched for sales for about a year. In the meantime I picked up a 100 dollar cheapie no name kit used to see what e-drumming was about. It had four 8" pads with crap heads, 1 crash, 1 ride and a module with 10 kits.
I converted it right away to mesh. It made it bearable but those 8" pads were so small and 1 crash isn't enough. I finally went for the DM10X when it went on sale. I'm so glad I didn't opt for the cheaper Studio or another version. The major reason I went for the X model was indeed the three 12" pads, and two 10" toms on top. Also the fact that it had the snare stand, I hated having my snare clamped onto a rod. And starting off with 2 crashes and a large ride sealed the deal.
I did convert this set from the Realheads to mesh within a couple of months, the mylar was loud, non-responsive and made my wrists and forearms sore. I don't regret my purchase one bit. The drumset looks a lot closer to an acoustic set than most others in the lineup but the cost is 1/8 of the Rolands etc that have similar layouts.