Thanks Cheetah! I owe you a beer, along with everyone else on this thread
The concept of 'hitting with intent' did the trick. Still think I could keep the left hand extended out just a tad more. I played a set with it (sd card had an issue, couldnt take video). Was able to dictate the point with the forehand, and run the guy around consistently! I need to work on the inside out forehand. I don't hit it as cleanly, must be a timing thing, since I worked so much on moving the contact out in front. Also have to improve lateral mobility, and move more diagonally to cut off the wide balls.
Chillaxer, yup it is like riding a bike. Fitness and (unconscious) match play decision making are the parts that are harder to get back.