Well, I pulled the trigger on a new used driver today. My current driver, the Cobra Amp Cell I bought "new" after it was phased out...so I'm 3 generation behind now. Well Globalgolf has some very good conditioned used Bio Cell +, 2 models ahead of what mine is, for $100. So i took the plunge. I debated trying a Callaway Big Bertha, one of the new ones but not the Alpha. But I sort of figured since it was 50% more, I doubted I'd get 50% more performance so I went with the Cobra. I read reviews of both and both were really good. Actually it all started because I could get a Taylormade SLDR for abotu $110 but as I kept reading, more and more I kept getting tempted to try the 'new' Cobra. So we'll see. Should be here by the weekend if I'm lucky. I like my current Amp Cell and everything I read says the Bio Cell+ is even more forgiving and longer, but I guess we'll see. So far this year I think I've replaced everything in my bag except my hybrids (and that was what i REALLY was looking to upgrading!!!!!) and my putter (WILL NEVER REPLACE!!).
And so far I've spent more on the wedges, new Titleists , than I did anything else. The driver, $100, used Wilson Ci11 irons cost me $125, the Cleveland 588 fairway woods cost me $140, and the 2 wedges cost me $200! So i have a little under $500 in pretty much a new set of clubs, just most of them happen to be a year or so old. But still rock solid. I am selling some old stuff on Ebay to offset some of the costs. Next will be testing out a new hybrid. I just don't know if my old Cobra's are so old I'm giving up forgiveness if I keep playing them or not.