For me , I am absolutely in a better place for impact when i am not on my toes. And for me the most important place this takes place is in the backswing. I have to feel like_ while still getting a nice powerful hip and shoulder turn i do not lean forward. to me i have to make a thought to keep my left shoulder back, or keep my distance from the ball. Then i find the rest of the swing falls in smoothly, and lets you get a a little of the elusive forward shaft lean. I could not stop to casting to save my life. Read books ,took a lesson, watched 100 videos. While everything sounded great, not one idea ever mentioned ever even come close to what it took for me. for me when off balance , like stated earlier , your body wants to catch balance more then stay dynamic. when your body wants you to stand up because you were leaning forward, and it doesnt want to see you fall! lol.. for me this also made my mind know i had to cast . I cast so much less now than before and hit so much more consistent on distance and way less shanks because of less casting and a more stable club face..
I apologize for bringing this a little OT, but my point wasn't what sounds better - that's subjective. I happen to have a tube amp and love how it sounds, but tubes add distortion, and to many people it sounds good. BOSE and Beats add distortion to their headphones to make people think they sound warmer or fuller or whatever, but in reality it's just different. Studio monitors don't sound like BOSE for a reason.
Anyways, that's irrelevant. Not gonna wade into "tone electrons" other than to say omg lol ygbfkm.
My point is about performance. Ease of playing, speed, comfort, consistency, these things come with newer instruments. A newer guitar is built for speed and comfort. What you think sounds better or looks better is subjective. Swap out the pickups. Run it thru a different amp. Whatevs.
Take this with a grain of salt. I listen to death metal. I think The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty etc suck wet greasy diarrhea ass. That's me.
Westworld is boring although 2nd episode Thandie Newton was good. Plot Against America is good as is My Brilliant Friend. Picard ended OK. War of the Worlds is very loosely based on the book and seems to be withholding the aliens way too long. Ramy is funny. Just started on Kingdom (Korean zombie show) and I'm actually watching a zombie show despite swearing off the genre.