You are 100% correct. We are ALL influenced by others comments here and would be lying if we didn't admit to it. Isn't that why we all read reviews anyway? We like positive reinforcement and to be part of a "group". I am not giving up completely yet. I just will be using the Warrior for competitive league matches. I still play a lot of "fun" recreational tennis where I will pull out the PD. But my first impressions of the PD were not good and I forced myself to keep trying it, probably due to all the positive posts about it from you and others. Last night I went back and forth serving with each and it was noticeable how much better my serves were with the Warrior. I will NEVER switch to a racquet that doesn't AT LEAST serve as well as the one it's supposed to replace. That's my unbreakable rule.