tried i200, and I hate the feel. It's not even close to any forged face. what am I missing?
Forged-smorged. Doesnt make a damned bit of difference. It's the mass behind the sweet spot in MB blades that gives that gratifying feel, not forged versus cast.
i200s and now i210s are a cavity back. They'll never feel entirely like an MB blade, but Ping's use of polymer inserts to tune the sound/feel of these irons gives them a gratifying feel in their own right. Different than an MB blade, but nice nonetheless for those desiring more forgiveness.
based on your theory, say Titelist cb should feel similar to i200 because both are cb? lol, cb716 is much better than i200 in terms of the feel.
i200 feels very sturdy and firm, which some people might like, but I didn't feel that softness you get from other forged clubs.
I love the feel of a Mizuno true forged blade (MP series) more than anything. I've hit 'em all, and there's not a cavity back iron, Titleist, Mizuno, Ping, forged or cast that will ever match that feel.
You may enjoy Titleist forged CBs, but it ain't even close compared to a true MB blade. No mass behind the sweet spot. It's that dense mass behind the ball more than anything that gives the feeling of nirvana on a purely struck shot, not whether its forged or cast. Also why it will sting your hands like crazy when you miss the sweet spot! (The areas of the face away from the sweet spot are still forged, right, yet it doesn't feel very soft on those shots does it...lol?)