This is a very common thing with guitar players. There are guys out there doing everything in their power to recreate Eddie Van Halens guitar...which he made himself..when the whole point of him producing his guitar was that he wanted something different and unique. Also, they think there is some magic mojo in his amplifier and everything else he used that produced such a rock icon. The truth is, 90% of his notierity is about how he played, not a striped homemade guitar.
Likewise, a tennis player should probably just try a bunch of racquets and use what feels and works best. But, you will always have people who want to use what Roger or Rafa or Pete use.
3.5 player. Equipment: Prince NXG OS, hybrid kevlar mains/poly crosses 50 lbs