Prefer forged component irons but always opt for cast OEMs..........
have played many of each , doesn't matter to me.
currently playing Ping i20 cast heads and they feel every bit as good as the Miura, Tourstage, KZG and Srixon forged I have played in the past
Pete, you have to try the Ping I e-1 irons, they feel so nice. I agree with you on the feel of Ping cast irons though. When I used the i25's in Arizona last year I remember how good they felt. I had a brief stint this year with TM MC irons and the forged irons were really nothing special.
If Russian titanium is used, then cast is fine. If not, then definitely Selma Hayek.