I've been playing again for only about 3 months after a thirty-year-plus hiatus. What a great game! And I love how much it's improved with the new baskets, courses, and specialized discs. If I keep loving it so much, I'll probably take my favorite disc with me to the grave.
These days that favorite disc is the 174g VIP Warship I picked up a few weeks ago. It flies lazer straight if I want or holds whatever line I put it on, and the fantastic glide gets me about 30' more than my previous favorite Buzzzs. Pretty, too (mine's purple with a silver stamp). And the VIP/Opto plastic feels better in my hand than Champion or Z with just enough more grip to virtually eliminate slip-outs, at least if I keep it dry.
For me, the Warship is such a clear winner that I almost hesitate to share just how good it is since it might improve others' games as much as it has my own! For instance, I played a round yesterday where the first hole is a pretty easy straight shot of about 225' between a tree and a high chain link fence. To avoid smacking the fence, I usually end up putting my tee shot about 15' left of the pin. But yesterday I threw the Warship on a rope-straight line about 4' feet high that finished by smacking the pin right below the basket. No ace, but the most perfect drive I've ever made on that hole. And I could say the same thing about damn near every hole between 200' and 250' that I've used it on.
I'm happy to share my experience with the disc here if it helps anyone else. It seems that helping one another improve is largely what this forum is about -- bravo! -- and I'm glad to have found it. Maybe I can stop in and thank Blake personally next time I'm in Minnesota!