Man, are we crazy or what?
Talking to each other on two different threads! LOL!
Anyway, it makes sense that the sound of a played in, or broken in, cymbal is the combination pf all those factors.
For whatever reasons, I also have a 20" K Custom Medium Ride, it does not seem to have changed in sound much thru the years.
Dunno why that is......a different manufacturing process, perhaps?
Just kind of happened that way, haha.
If it turns out to be the case, agreed.