In the following post Graham @recordingrevolution.com is busting some myhths. Popular belief says there is one correct way to record drums. In fact there are literally hundreds of ways to record a drum kit. Depending on whether you want to have phases or not makes a huge difference on how you want to record your drum kit. Sometimes using less microphones but ones with a better quality is more beneficial.
Some interesting points. Read in full:
3 Drum Recording Myths