It seems to me that the issues I have dealt with are getting more and more attention. That is what I want to see.
Carbonman has a particular opinion on the matter and his suggestion that you should loop everything coming from LP players appears to be an unrealistic solution. I have been playing at my present club,which has produced even Olympians and some of the top Australian players, for a long time and I have met players coming from all over the world. There are players of all standards here and there are LP players in almost every level. I have heard what some of these players saying about pimple rubbers. I have seen many players becoming upset after playing against LP players. I have heard many people including very good loopers saying that pimple rubbers should be banned because they would provide some unjustiable advantages for some players against players who would use normal rubbers.Carbonman might have heard similar remarks, if he plays in an environment where people of different backgrounds and different styles meet.This must prove to Carbonman that LP rubbers can do different things which normal rubbers cannot do.
As I said before, all non-LP players are not playing in the same style. Some of them are mainly loopers while some play mixed strokes. Some are mere choppers while some have pushing and blocking styles. When these people meet a LP player, do you expect them to loop everything? For many TT players, looping is one major stroke, but it is not the only stroke. If you can only loop and do not play the other strokes, you are not a complete TT player. You must be able to play the other strokes too as the circumstances will require you to do so. This requirement is quite noticeable when you play against the LP players. If you can loop everything what the LP opponent will throw at you and beat them quite easily, there wouldn't be many LP players around. The truth is that the number of LP players is increasing.
Carbonman might have made his original statement while thinking about the top players in the world. I happened to watch few matches played by Joo Se Hyuk against these loopers and attackers. I watched how Joo beat Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Jorgan Persson, Christian Suss and Patrick Baum. Most of strokes played by these players against Joo were topspin loops. However, they made considerable number of mistakes when Joo was kept chopping with heavy backspin. Therefore, they had to play the other strokes, such as backhand and forehand push,and slow and high side spin balls. Hey, even at this level, mere looping will not work. You must add some other strokes too.