I guess it depends where one is playing at. IMO I actually find sometime too many players okay with a players racket when they really have no business with one. And no I really am not trying to sound elitist or anything and I'm not talking about the dedicated club player looking to improve their game, but more about the guys I see at a public park/court that only got the stick because it was the most expensive and are holding the racquet halfway up the grip.
The club hacker does come second though.. Very short swings, ready position for the racquet is the racquet head on level with the players knee. You get the picture.
With that said though, I definitely think that a players racquet can help ones game if they do it right (develop strokes, use the racquet to improve movement etc)