Continental was used for topspin forehand for maybe 40 years or more.
Some guys, like Panatta and Roche, can actually hit real power and topspin on their forehands, while most don't, as you guys say.
If USSTang want's to use continental, then he should. Tennis is a game, and he should enjoy his game any way he wants. And he might just beat you, you using your W forehands and SW backhands.