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I typically find par 3's are the holes I average the most above par. A 200 yard par 3 requires a 200 yard shot for GIR. Most 4's and 5's don't have anywhere near that. The advantage of teeing the ball up helps, but on the whole, long par 3's are tougher for me.
You're going to be living with this set for a long time. My suggestion is to get fit for the set. Prices right now have dropped waiting for next years models to hit the shelves. Get on a machine (Trackman, Flightscope, or a Foresight Launch Monitor - GC2 or something like that). Have the fitter set up like six different irons. Examples: Mizuno JPX 850 cast & forged, JPX EZ forged, JPX EZ, Cobra Fly-Z, Ping G30, Callaway XR, Callaway Apex (last years) - get a dynamic fitting to see what lie angle you'll need (they have the club heads in different lie angles). You'll probably have to pay for the fitting, but it'll be applied to the purchase price of the clubs. Hit a few balls with each club (usually a 6 or 7i) and see which one gives you the best numbers. Coincidentally, it will also have the best feel. That's the set you should get. Leave your ego at the door. I recently saw a guy who's been playing forged blades for about 40 years with a low HC get a set of JPX 850 Cast 2 degree upright because he got the best Trackman numbers with them out of the six Mizuno iron sets he tried. For us bogey golfers, I'd suggest getting the set through LW so there's no change in feel and you can space your club distances better. Specialty wedges are for the low handicappers who really know what they're doing.