Any decent player should be able to use a Pure Drive effectively. I'm not saying everyone should want to, or that that there wouldn't be an adjustment period, but it's not rocket science. There are benefits and drawbacks. A lot of TWers tend to think that the type of frame won't matter for non-advanced players because they won't now the difference. But, I actually think it could affect them more. While certainly all of the good and very good players I know (anywhere from strong 4.0s to 6.0s) absolutely have preferences for what types of frames they use, and many really dislike the Pure Drive and similar frames, nearly all of these players could use such a frame effectively if they had to (and I've seen them do so). They know enough about stroke production and making adjustments to do so. So, IMO, the question of "how in the world do people use a Pure Drive?" is overly dramatic.