I own a U-iron (gap wedge loft, I think Ping calls it a utility iron?) and a 50 degree Ping Glide in that loft. I alternate them depending how I feel. Right now, I'm on the U-iron, and I made two full swings with it that hit the green. Sadly, neither was for GIR, but that's hardly that club's fault
My Dad was a purist... but not very sports savvy. I grew up in St. Louis and when he learned the players on the Cardinals weren't from St. Louis that was it for him. So for my Dad, the game was ruined years ago.