I am very similar to brutus but completely different I’m sure, but I have been using Jamstix for a couple years now. I use it in all my songs unless collabing with someone who does their own drums.
And I am not a drummer. If I were a great drummer, or had an ear for specific things I expect to hear in the drums, I could certainly customize Jamstix much more realistically. Instead, I set the basics, make minimal change ups, and just let it play whatever its drummer brain wants to most of the time. But one day I might learn how to use its features much more fully.
Bottom line, I highly recommend it, but I strongly suggest getting all the extra features and drum kits. I like the big BonzoPak drums, a Zeppelin modelled drums/drummers/styles/songs deal, I use it in this song I just recorded yesterday.
But my other favorite plugins are also featured in this song- Virtual Guitarist VG-IRON and VG-AMBER. I also have VG-SPARKLE, and I’ll probably get VG-SILK soon. I have a guitar but cannot play well at all. These instruments are pretty easy to use to create interesting guitar-like tracks. They are fun for me and I find I can be pretty creative musically with them.
The other VSTi is out of business Camel Alchemy (now only in GarageBand to some degree) for the synths. I consider it a go to instrument to layer some not so widely heard complex sounds.
The side effect of using the virtual drummer and virtual guitarists is I get busy fast, probably overplaying as a tendency rather than being tastefully restrained. This song is the perfect example of that. I like it, but it is busy rock.