Originally Posted by corners
Um, because they are/were better players.
Yes. BTW - I never said there was a magic stick.
Look, I liked the PD enough that I bought several of them and played with them for several years. I just prefer how my current sticks feel. The PD are perfectly good sticks.
IMHO, it's easier to start with a stick that plays closer to what you like and fine tune with the string rather than starting with a stick that's not quite what you like and trying to find a string combo to make a large change that makes it play like a stick with completely different characteristics.