I just love 16/20. It just makes sense, as you get the best of both drive and spin. 7G, VCores 98 and 89, Aero Storm Tour: I've loved the ball quality of each of those frames... And yeah, for me, the tighter patterns just do help my consistency, though at times you have to be careful. I go through periods of tape hitting with my Ace Mid where I think, "Ok, might need a little more easy net clearance." But at the same time I'm also able to end points off of my stick so much more with tight patterns than spinsters, and that becomes addicting. The challenger to this theory for me right now is the 200, which is a spinny grinder type of stick but it's just SO GOOD at that it's scary; but I've also been able to flatten the ball more with it, too, which is heartening. PP, re: GR4s, I'm a 9 in most tennis shoes (even a 9.5 in some) but I had to go to 8.5 with the GR4s. Really important for you to try to find a version of the GR4s in a store to try on. For me the sizing down works, but others haven't had to in some cases, so it's really a trial and error.