Right Edge, I can empathize in a couple of ways. First off, when you try to start a conversation about somebody else, it's not uncommon to find yourself attacked. Thick skin helps. Second, I find myself in a similar boat when it comes to hitting a driver.
I actually got re-interested in golf about 10 years ago, and particularly in the sport of long drive. Not that I was any good at it.
Few days ago I played a round after a long layoff. (Developed arthritis in my thumbs and hadn't picked up a club since last June or so.) Hitting balls on the range warming up, I couldn't hit a ball solidly with any club. Went to play and found my drives were the only good thing about my game. (Did end up on the green off the tee on a par 5, but it was the wrong green. Penalty! Hit a fade on a dogleg left and bounced the ball off a brick wall back into play, on in 2.) Not claiming 300 yds but most drives were well over 250. I topped a drive, to find it rolled 200+ yards down the center, not a problem. Generally on or just off the green in 2 on par 4s and 5s. Short wedge to the green on the last hole, 360 yards, then 6 putted. Typical.
Back to tour golf. Really -- long drivers tend to have problems. John Daly in his prime would be all over the map, had to have a great short game to make up for erratic drives. Fred Funk, a short driver, was most accurate. Seems a trade off, doesn't it? But I think statistically, and on many courses, long but erratic drivers are better off than short but consistent ones. Depends on how erratic. Erratic for me is always fatal, erratic for Tiger or Phil is not. Erratic for Daly could be really erratic.
In times long past George Bayer, a former football lineman, was the longest driver on tour. He was said to have felt pressured to keep his drives long to please the crowds and felt that hurt his game and kept him from scoring as low as he could have. Longer necessarily means worse misses when you miss.
Tiger as was pointed out no longer leads the pack in driving distance. I don't think it from aging per se but because of swing changes, seeking more control, and concern for longevity. He could hit one 350 if he wanted to. He has had what seems like a lot of physical issues for a 38 year old.. Maybe we can debate whether his weight training has helped or hurt. Did you suffer from back spasms at 38? How many golfers have? Other hand, how many golfers have had the strength and physical capability of Tiger and used it on a golf course?