To me, the simple reason why these small-headed frames are well regarded and have such high prestige is because they are amongst the finest rackets ever made.
Just pick up any Wilson Prostaff 90 or 85, Head Prestige Mid, Prince Original Graphite 93, and the like, hit with it, and compare that to a more modern frame like the Babolat Pure Drive.
If you are able to consistently hit within the sweet spot, you will experience a very "sweet" hit with the former frames. Granted that one may not consistently play well with them, and admittedly the modern frames are easier to play with, that still doesn't take away the fact these frames exude quality and are appreciated by people who follow the game ardently.
Last edited by roundiesee; 09-24-2012 at 05:56 PM.