I haven't tried the Confidential yet, but I hear very good things about it from those who have used it extensively. It's like a middle ground between Hyper-G and Tour Bite, or basically what Hyper-G would be if it were gunmetal gray—stiffer, more controlled, crisper, with more feel and better connection to the ball. Confidential is more stiff and controlled fresh off the stringer than MSV, but once it opens up, it seems to have similar power/control to Focus Hex; Focus Hex has a little more spin than Hyper-G and little less than Tour Bite, which means more spin than Confidential (For spin, Hyper-G>Confidential). With Confidential, do NOT string above around 53 lbs; it plays super stiff before it breaks in even at low tension. Once it breaks in it opens up and gets more lively (more controlled than Hyper-G still) but holds tension really well. As far as the MSV goes, its playability stays about the same throughout its life, and tension is also held really well. Better than any thin gauge string I've tested thus far. It is also more controlled than Hyper-G. String around 53lbs with the MSV. Don't go 55-60lbs with either string unless you want to play with a wooden plank; these are stiff polys.Thanks for the feedback, did you experience more control with the confidential 17G, than Focus Hex and Hyper G?