I carry 3 hybrids (5, 4, 3) and find them much more useful than the 5 and 4 irons I used to carry. I use the 5 hybrid to "chip" with on tight lies around the green. I replaced my 5 W with the 3 hybrid as it is much better out of the rough (which I seem to be in a lot). I carry the 4 hybrid as it just didn't make sense to carry a 5 and 3 hybrid and a 4 iron. I offended my sense of uniformity to keep the 4 iron.