If one of the top pros, if not THE top pro has anything to say, you should give all of the Gateway putters a try. He is dead money from all sorts of distances. He has gone back and forth between Wizards and Voodoos for the most part. I am not sure what stiffness he has settled on for right now, but none of them have ever been soft. You can talk to Dave at Gateway directly and ask him all the questions you would like. I don't work for him or anything, but I do think he is one of the most helpful manufacturers out there...he always seems to find the time.
so, uh, Skipper... how, uh, do we get our hands on a Limited Edition, First Run piece of that plastic, eh??? :D I cannot wait until you get it approved. I am always up for a little bit of "test driving"... er, putting... :D