I will be hitting with the apd this week as i am sure it will come in. That being said i am very similar to gads as i find the open patterns can be too loopy and while that in itself can kill 4.0 and under players, it just robs me of time against higher level guys.
A lot of the stuff mad dog is finding, i experience with the blade. I think it boils down to weight and power. Of course i will find out soon for myself. I have always loved the apd, but this is a racquet that always bugs my arm after a while and lacks the laser control and boom on serve that i like.