I play 3-pw in my bag, I hit long irons the same as I do my short irons. And i get a very respectable amount of distance with my irons.
Anyways i really like watching videos on youtube on swing tips and what not. I'm self taught and I just kinda like to see what tips there are out their.
My rant is that every time I watch a video on how to hit long irons. 95 percent of the time there is no tips at all and 100 percent of the time there is mention of "You should switch to hybrids they are much easier to play with."
I think that if you can hit a short iron you can hit a long iron. People just get shell shocked at seeing the lower loft at address.
I've tried to hit hybrids, IDK maybe they just aren't for me. But a club isn't going to fix a persons game.