BigB, if my contributions to the thread were taken in a negative, personal way, my apologies. That was certainly not the intent.
I think that those who take the time to post frequently on a golf message board are most likely playing "real" golf and I'd personally never assume otherwise. We're all just expressing opinions here, and most of us aren't nearly as good as we once were, or currently still think we are. 😉
That said, our experiences are often times completely different as it relates to balls/equipment and what we feel when using our equipment. Individual results will always carry the most weight, regardless of what someone else might offer.