I like most of the top line makers-Bridgestone, Titleist, and Srixon. I don't know if Noodle is considered top line but I like them. Honestly, my score doesn't change much whether I play a Noodle or a ProV1. In feel though, I like the better balls better. The Bridgestone 300 RX is my current favorite, followed by the ProV1. I also like the Titleist SoLo in a lower priced ball. I have yet to try the Top Flite Gamers-but a lot of folks swear by them in that price range. You probably have a favorite from your experience buying those bulk used balls. You could probably buy just your favorite from the same source and occasionally pick up a dozen of new ones for "serious" play. You may be better than me, but for me the difference in a quality used one and a new one is probably less than a stroke per round. The confidence inspired by placing that shiny new ProV on the tee is offset by the fear of seeing it hit the lake on the fly, LOL!