Originally Posted by KenC
I tend to look at shot selection based on how much damage it will do vs. the risk of the shot. Hitting balls really hard and deep certainly does a lot of damage when they go in, and even more if they have a nice angle, but how often do they also go out? Losing the point because of hitting long or wide doesn't do a whole lot of damage to your opponent. But, hitting the ball really hard and 6ft in still does a lot of damage yet has a much better risk.
They are all parts of the same equation. Risk, damage, ue, depth, hard, etc. Stop making ridiculous points like one thing is overrated or hitting really hard but 6ft in. Hmm..while you're at it, why don't you skip everything and just advocate hitting the ball right at opponent's toes??? That'll save everyone's time.