Have loved my G20 driver since I got it several years ago. Like someone said earlier I've demo'd all the new Ping drivers and only the G400 has a chance to replace it and even then I hit my G20 better at first. I found the bulge and roll face a little difficult to get used to compared to the face on the G20, but eventually was able to hit it pretty well and even slightly longer (not much though). It's funny hearing that the G400 driver sounds so much better when I found it to sound very similar to the G20. Guess I just found a good driver originally. Really enjoy seeing these latest Shiels' videos which really show that there isn't much difference in the new drivers each year. Basically the companies are just trying to make their drivers more stable and forgiving as there isn't much more distance out there anymore. I do like the innovation found in the G400 and the Callaway Epic drivers as opposed to the other brands.
Again, I think it's important to realize what Shiels did (and did NOT) compare.
He DID compare the distance of his five best shots with essentially identical setups, and found (to nobody's surprise, I think) that distance hasn't changed FOR HIM since the G20.
He did NOT compare any of the following:
1. Different shafts
2. Different lofts
3. Different hosel settings
4. The LS vs. the SF vs. the standard heads in the G30, G, or G400
Hey, I found the video interesting, too. But if you went to a fitting and the fitter gave you one loft, one shaft, and one shaft flex in each of five drivers and then told you that you were hitting all of them the same distance, would that be surprising? Would you consider that to be a completed fitting process. I think not...
In Shiels defense, he never said that he was going to be comparing anything other than what he did; he was simply trying to see what had happened over the last five years of Ping drivers to launch conditions and distance with HIS setup. But taking the ball and running with it by thinking that this video, interesting though it may be, means much to your swing, or that there isn't a better driver out there for you would be a misuse of the information.
Just to clarify, I wasn't criticizing Shiels' review and actually enjoyed it. I also realize that custom fitting makes a big difference in drivers and have in fact been fit for both my current G20 and also for a G400 but am waiting to purchase until next year. Not sure what you are trying to point out but again I enjoyed his review and the statement that manufacturers aren't really giving you 15 yards more distance with each new product (as we all know). Hope you were able to enjoy the videos for the Ping, TM and Callaway drivers though.