I'm not brand loyal, I buy whatever works best for me, and I have owned a number of different brands. I currently have Titliest CM 735's which are a forged combo set. I have my Son's R7's here, and just for the heck of it, I took his set to the range. Hitting them was so easy, even down to the 3i which had a nice penetrating ball flight, granted the lofts are much stronger on those clubs compared to mine, i.e. PW on mine is 47* the R7 PW is 44* which is 1 degree weaker than my 9i, yet I hit shots of the toe of the R7's PW and still went straight and flew 135 yds. which I thought was pretty decent for a badly hit shot. I agree the R7's look clunky to me, as I prefer a thin top line at address, but if I were looking for GI clubs, I'd seriously give the R7's some consideration.
Check ebay, there are some clean sets for sale there.