The Scientist vs the Anecdot-alist (is that a word?).
I tend to side with the scientist when it comes to things like spin production and power potential of racquets.
"Feel" is something else that you can't measure, but in the case of feel, racquet specs and other peoples reviews can be of help or completely useless, it all depends. So, get past the feel aspect and acknowledge we're all different, and embrace some real analysis. It won't hurt you. If you want to ignore it all and go purely on your instincts, that's your choice.
3.5 player. Equipment: Prince Original Graphite OS, Tourna Big Hitter Blue