I purchased a Taylormade Jetspeed Wood set (driver, #5 and fairway) due to the reviews of the post Taylor made models. As I couldnt afford a current series set I went to several golf stores which sold "as new condition" drivers and irons and went through the previous series of Taylor made drivers. For the price, previous reviews (on other sites) and quality I settled with the jetspeed.
I believe the reviews enabled me to think outside the square and to consider the clubs I was using. I am now researching golf balls and their characteristics to see if I can improve my game even further.
As my previous driver was around 20 years old and an actual "wood" my driving game has improved significantly. These clubs have dropped around 10 shots off my handicap. It kinda helps when you arent constantly slicing every T shot into the bushes.
The right equipment certainly helped my game as standard shots go from "why cant I hit the bloody ball straight, it doesnt look that hard" to "mate, that was a nice straight shot in the middle of the fairway".
This is obviously where the game goes from frustration to enjoyable.