The only complaint I have with the DBM finish is inability to tweak lies more than 1*, but everything I heard is Golfworks is really top-notch about hand-picking to the closes requested spec, if requested.
I've bent them at least 2*, no problem. They're definitely not as easy to move as a standard finish forged
You are a braver man than my clubmaker! (And, me. I don't blame my clubmaker for following Maltby guidelines on bending the DBM.)
Do you think the new Maltby offering is going to be some type of "player's cavity" between the DBM and MMB Black? I wonder if it could be a progressive / combo set that blends the two heads together, from cavity long irons to blade short irons and wedges?
I'm happy with my MMB. If I can't pick up an extra 5 yards with some offseason workouts and speed training, I will probably replace my MMB 4- and 5-irons with DBMs for a little extra elevation...