I'm producing a single for a rock band this month (I cannot say more at this point in time ;-), and since there is a sharp deadline and we didn't have much time to spend in the recording studio, I chose for the option of digital drums. We had a Roland TD-12K in the studio, and I recording both audio as well as MIDI. As the band did not rehease using a metronome (somehow most rock bands abhor click tracks, dunno why), the drums were - well - rather off-beat. This would save me a lot of time back in my project studio at home.
There is a full FX rack per drum kit element, including a mixer console, mic choices, presets, overhead and room mics, etc. etc.
A great solution if you don't have a lot of time to set up and record (and edit!) drums.