I prefer to envision Serena Williams with a look of strange and SERENE enlightenment on her face, staring at the artfully-crafted wood racquet in her hand, with a hue of awe and wonder about her lips and eyes, thinking, "I LOVE the challenge that this presents me with!! I can be GREAT in a whole new way! What a BLAST (from the past...)!! I really feel like a champion now and I'll no longer spend my christmas holidays injured!" I actually think Justine Henin & Roger Federer would be the most pleased of all, even though they are #1. I think it would only make their games stronger.
I have stated my opinion ad naesum, but there is a subtlety I'm trying to dig out of the red clay here...it is not necessarily going BACKWARD to embrace wood or SUPPLER substances than some of today's racquets, but FORWARD toward what MAY be considered the game's inherent thoughtful (and healthful) nature. And yes, i agree at the least the smaller sweet-spot Alfajeffster is suggesting would at the least be a big step in this direction.
But...Is tennis SERVED by all this SERVING? Isn't tennis SMASHED by all this SMASHING?! With lobbing, dropping; no longer match-stopping? Racquets popping, with far too much whiz!? It is, I tell you, it is! Has it not been thought, has it not been said? That one must go backward to move straight ahead? So I think its true, i think we should, consider this coup, and return now to wood!
...That last Dr. Seuss part was for you, Rollo.
I admit it's not great but I felt the need to entertain you.