I have a couple wooden racquets and one of the first popular metal racquets strung with natural gut. I have almost no problem playing with them. They are really heavy and very easy to volley with. I barely have to swing the racquet and my shots go pretty fast.
The only problem with them is that my forehand is much flatter, but I don't miss too much unless I frame it. If I was given a few weeks to hit with it, I would probably be able to play with it at a slightly lower level than my current racquet.
Back in high school we used to have wimbledon days where our coach brought 30 wooden racquets for guy and girl varsity players to use in a big tournament. I have enjoyed wooden racquets ever since.