My strokes are actually grooved more to spin too, but I've become a subscriber to the theory that's opposite usual TT wisdom - for me tighter patterns increase my accuracy and flatten out my spin more, allowing me to hit through the court more instead of the ball spinning too short and sitting up. In truth I can utilize both patterns effectively - I LOVE the spin-monster BC20, have REAlly Dug MD's BB Delta Core Pro, one of the best tweeners out there. But in the end I just always find myself veering back to the closed sticks for the trusty pinpoint control. But I am a racaholic so I had to try the Steam. But I get the 'just makes the game easier' vibe, too. That's what I feel whenever I grab MD's DC Pro. The depth and spin just comes off SO easily. Key for me is whether that translates to matches when things get tight, or over hitting in those key moments.