Honestly, I like both frames and keep going back and forth. Played about a 4.6 player today and beat him each set, each using a different frame! LOL Remember, I have extended the DNX8 to just a hair less than 27.25 inches. I was having problems recently keep the ball in play with the DNX 8 (when trying to swing hard/out) but I was playing with more of a standard Volkl "shaped" grip - I modified it to more of a Babolat or Prince type grip and I can now really hit out much better and have the topspin available to keep it in play - problem was with my forehand (hitting too many flyers with that more std. type Volkl grip). I have modified the Cat 8 VE grip the same way. Also of note - both rackets now weight about 320 grams (11.2-11.3 oz) and are 5-6 pts HL. After a LOT of experimentation I like this weight/balance combo the best, it also helps the serve improve a good bit (with more pop) on the Cat 8 VE. Biggest difference between frames. 1. Better serve with DNX 8, but less difference with the weighting of the Cat 8 VE. 2. Both have excellent topspin ability (slight edge with DNX with modified grip). but surprisingly I feel the Cat 8VE hits a better flat ball AND slice. 3. Better volley and "feel" with Cat (simply a great volleting stick) but very solid with DNX. 4. A decent bit (not huge) more overall power with the DNX8 but more control with the Cat 8 VE. Result: I like and may keep both. They are now so equal in grip shape and weight/balance that switching is no big deal. I may keep both in the bag and depending upon the opponent and how I am playing I just might adjust accordingly. I also have a lot of altitude changes during USTA season and tournament play, and having the power stick a sea level vs the my home base of 3700 feet is a good choice to have. Bottom line: I continue to like both frames. I string with a gut/hybrid in both at 58 lbs. I am a 4.5 all court player.