I've been playing the drums most of my life so this is a tough question to answer.
I can definitely say that these three gentlemen are my favorite top three. Different styles.
These guys are among my favorites:
Ringo Starr. He admits he's not the most technical drummer but he does the two most important things a drummer needs to do. Keep good time and play what's right for the song.
Phil Collins and Chester Thompson. Chester has been Phil's drummer with Genesis and his solo work for a long time. Seeing both of them playing together is double the pleasure.
Anton Fig. I've enjoyed Mr. Figs playing for a long time. Now that he's playing with Joe, I get a steady diet of his excellent drumming.
Ginger Baker, Carl Palmer, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Stewart Copeland, Steve Smith, Simon Kirke, Jeff Porcaro, Nigel Olsson, Graeme Edge, Kenny Aronoff.
So many drummers... I'll stop now so you can get back to your life.
Addicted to Drums.. Music.. Drums.. Cars.. Drums.. Drums.. Drums.... Not looking for a cure!!