In pop genres the whole thing is sell, sell, cell, so you have this vain mindset that routinely spews hyperbole. Most drumming there occurs in bad mediums - you just can't quantify perfect. Matter of fact, perfect execution often sucks but for the execution; Yngwie being my favorite example. Superlatives like 'great' are overused and often misapplied.
You need to broaden the focus and consider the material and the context(s) before any scale of accomplishment has any relevance.
By perfect I meant a drummer who blends in w/ the music and pushes the band by playing the song . Its impossible to describe but you can really feel it and its rare .When you gotta drummer like this playing a gig just becomes easier than w/ a competent drummer who plays well but doesnt quite have this magic touch . I did not mean super hot chops . I didnt want to talk genre much other than Im referring to rock music in general ,that could include pop or whatever but you see it gets overcomplicated when you do that . Im not talking about jazz ,super heavy metal ,just middle of the road basic rock .