so I finally plunked down the cash and got a racquet strung up with full bed of Prince Natural Gut 17...and it's great! Comfortable, has power when needed, great touch, spin is excellent, great control. Whenever I manage to hit a ball cleanly right in the sweet spot the feel is just incredible and usually results in a deep shot with pace.
I also got another racquet (same racquet as 1st) strung up with Indian gut in mains and syn gut in cross. This one also plays very well, except slightly less comfortable and a little stiffer. Still plays awesome.
In future I'll probably hybrid it just to more economical.
Conclusion: NG is awesome.
Now I'm wondering if I'll like the old VS or Wilson NG even more...