I am a complete racquet n00b. I always believed racquets didn't make much difference and I'm still not sure how much difference they make. I'm new to the forums and I'm a little concerned that my racquet that I love gets bashed routinely that it's a noob or granny stick. I use the Head Ti S6. Quick Overview of Ability (Sorry if its too much info): I'm 29 and been playing a long time. Played small college ball. I've been rated 3.8 to 4.0. Play with quite a bit of top-spin and my power is about average. Mostly baseline, but my net game has greatly improved in last 2 years. Average to slightly above average power on serve. I've never owned or even demoed the "pro racquets". I still have my second racquet I ever owned in my bag as a backup if my strings break, a old Pro-Kennex graphite heavy racquet that I always liked and played well with except the grip is too big for my hand. I've used the Head Ti S6 for about 2 years and I just love how it feels. I love how light it is and it may be half as light as most of my opponent's and friend's racquets, but I feel like I get so much racquet speed and power from it and my accuracy doesn't suffer. I'm a self-admitted racquet n00b. All I know is I pick up a racquet and it either feels good when I hit the ball or it doesn't, that's about the extent of my expertise. Now I'm second-guessing myself if I love the Ti S6 because I don't know what a good racquet is and I just don't know any better. I actually just ordered a second one to keep in my bag from Tennis Warehouse because I'll get paranoid that I won't be able to find them soon or if they don't make them anymore. It's kind of hard for me to try out and demo good racquets. I'm in the Chicago burbs so my choices are ********* (where they have better racquets than Sportmart) and my tennis club but they dont have a good selection. Do I need a better racquet? How much difference will it make in my game? Is the Head Ti S6 that crappy of a racquet that I need to get something better? If I do get something better what do I look for? Top-heavy or handle-heavy. I'd be willing to spend the money if it was worth it within reason. Is it just that fun to bash the Ti S6 and should I not worry about it? My ultimate goal is to get better. I like beating players with my crappy racquet. I guess I just never thought it was crappy. I don't even know what I don't know. I just go out and play. My thinking is a 4.5 or 5.0 player should beat me with the worst racquet in Sportmart so does it really matter? Someone please help this n00b. Sorry so long.