Drumbrute = (more or less) AR synthesis page with 3 knobs synthesis editing (you can't save your patch only pattern save) + basic sequencer + polyrhythm + basic filter + nice outputs
AR is synthesis advanced with more drum model to starting with + sample playback + overdrive + multimode filter eq + reverb - delay + master effect distortion, compressor + advanced sequencer with p-locks, micro-timing + polyrhythm + LFO with a lot of destinations + advanced routing + memory for saving a LOT + outputs + overbridge + ... (trig condition, FM kinda like)
What do you compare again something witch is not comparable and < 500euro and the AR at 3x times the price is perfectly understandable !!! because you have literally LESS for MONEY, less MONEY less POWER that's ALL...
It's not hype in this territory !!! Price = Power but anyway I listening a lot of nice music with guys who have only a computer, or only few volca ! that's the human and his/her idea behind who done the job ! and thanks for that machine price will never change that.
(And no offence I don't want to be brute in any way just what I think)