Now I recognize this is GolfWRX and everyone sees more distance with their new driver every year, that is why a GolfWRXer buys the newest/greatest driver every year. I thought the everyone agreed the idea of more distance with every new driver is just marketing/advertising blabber.
... This has been posted so many times and it just isn't true. Even the biggest golf forum ho doesn't think every new driver every year will produce more distance. I have reviewed and played new drivers every season for 13 straight years now and the best new driver every year is usually a better sound/feel, a better look at address, a spin change or a better trajectory. And these are only for my 100 mph swing with a smooth transition and swing tempo. The SLDR produced more yards for me because it was the first low spin driver I could hit high enough to take advantage of its performance in a higher loft. Then the Fly Z consistently produced more yards on average, as I just never seemed to miss with it, and my normal little high and toward the toe miss was almost as good as center contact. So while my best drives did not travel farther than my SLDR, it averaged longer and I had my best driving season ever. After hanging around a 0 index for several years it helped me get to + index. For me at least there were no distance gains until I played the Epic this past season and while it was not quite as automatic for dispersion, I gained about 5 yards and was almost as accurate.
... So I am looking forward to the Cobra F8 and hope it gives me the consistency of the Fly Z and the distance of the Epic. After 13 years of new drivers I have gained 5-10 yds with the SLDR and another 5 with the Epic. But year in and year out I see no distance gains and think my experience is probably similar to many here. Yet if I did not try new drivers I would not have found those 10-15 yards, but I was never under any illusions that every new driver would produce more distance. I think most here feel the same, a new driver may maximize something for their swing and they may indeed find some additional yards, but it will be a pleasant surprise and not an expected result.