Me too Brother
I played a lot in school through college then lost touch with people when life and kids happened.
But now at 55 I have been playing with my brother, his wife and his former bandmates from highschool, so very nice to see friends I haven't seen in almost 40 years! We aren't particularly good - it's hard to get enough practice time to get over the hump where you don't backslide between practices. And it's challenging stuff to drum to - Steely Dan (you must achieve perfection), Santana (you must replicate an entire freaking awesome percussion section), lots of Allman Brothers (you must mimic two great drummers...) But I have gotten a lot better in the last year since we started up. My issue is a left wrist that forces me to use very good palm-down posture but still gets sore after playing.
I have an old Roland set in the basement and the acoustic set is at my brother's house. I only use the acoustic kit for the band.
So I can tell you that you can definitely have a great time with an e-kit. Very good for practicing with a metronome. Good for breaking down the mental dependencies that bind our hands
and feet when we least want them to. You won't transfer 100% of the feel to a real kit but still you can have a blast. I'm doing my first ever semi-serious double bass drum practice on the Roland.
Have you seen the Roland Octapad? Very cool - If I upgrade to a modern e-drumset I'd love to integrate this into the kit. Or just as a stand-alone portable kit.
I am getting a kick from all the great drumming stuff on YouTube. The old Cobham videos bring tears to my eyes.
Keep it up and all the best. Nothing works as well as time spent sticks-in-hand!!