I started building components maybe 30 years ago b/c I thought it was a cool hobby, and it was an inexpensive way to get new clubs every couple of years. I also had a son who was just getting started in golf, and he always got my hand-me-downs when I moved onto something else. Like most of us, I learned how to fit myself properly with experience.
When the kids were through with college I had the extra money to buy a set of OEM's, but found that they didn't always fit me, so I would wind up changing shafts, etc. to make them more playable. Over the last couple of years,
I've said "to hell with it," sold all my OEM stuff and have a bag that's pretty much components or used OEMs that
I've modified. Right now, the only OEMs in my bag that are basically untouched are my Ping G driver, and my
Rossie II putter. Everything else I either built myself or reshafted to fit b/c I liked the head, etc. I realize that most of my clubs will have virtually no resale value whatsoever (anybody for a set of Acer irons, LOL??), but I think I've played
better this season with these than I have with any of the OEM sets I've ever played....