I got my apd's and speed precisely because of Nadal and Djokovic, and lately acquired a youtek Radical cuz I always dig how Andy looks with it!!
Rackets are the same when you customize them to your desired weight and balance. Give me same result. But gettting stuffs associated with pros fuels motivation and fun. If you watch atp matches lots of stuffs (usually positive) and imagination go to your head, and after all this is recreation. Good to have models.