Thanks for the responses, guys. Yeah, I guess by "pure ball striking ability" I didn't necessarily mean shotmaking, but rather the soft hands and ability to hit the ball cleanly and consistently, wherever you choose to put it.
I was watching Agassi's 2000 Australian Open semifinal match against Sampras and I wondered if I don't actually enjoy watching Agassi at his best more than Federer!
Racket/String: Head Youtek IG Speed 18x20 / full bed Luxilon ALU Power 16L @ 52lbs
(Soon to switch to the Six.One 95 18x20 w/ gut/Alu Power hybrid!)