In all seriousness, this is just "the way" of the industry. There's really no reason to be pissed off though. The truth is that amateur and casual golfers typically do require more loft. The manufacturer's are giving us that loft without being overly blatant about it... kind of like hiding vegetables under a healthy dose of ketchup when you feed a toddler.
Right, but I don't. My shots are going way too high. I went to a clubfitter and got my specs 3 years ago (loft, shaft flex, etc...). I got my Callaway driver to those specs, including a custom shaft. Now I find out its a different loft altogether. You don't think I have grounds to be upset?
How much does 1.3 degrees matter in terms of hitting skyballs?
When I tee up my Nike 10.5 I had before this one (which is non-adjustable and is 10.3 on the loft machine) I hit half-fly ball, half line-drive. With my Callaway I hit fly balls. Theres about a 10 foot heigh difference (which is pretty significant). Same shaft in each. Same grip in each.
I hit them both about the same distance though. The Callaway theoretically has a hotter face since the Nike is from 2003.
See, I wouldn't have a problem or be "pissed off" if the salesman had said "listen, these lofts are within 1.5 degress of stated loft." or there is something printed with it that says "this might vary by 1.5 degrees of loft" or something. There was no notice. I bought the driver that has "10.5" stamped on it and I expected it to be very close to 10.5. I don't see what I'm wrong in feeling that way.
I got it at Edwin Watts. I am going to go there Friday afternoon to see what they are willing to do.