I am sure that there is a jack of all trades (which I think would be Stiga Destroyer) that does many things well-even hit! I have heard Dtecs and Giant Dragon Talon and National Pogo.
I think it is also correct to bring up "style." If you are wanting a tricky reversal game, and there is nothing wrong with a tricky reversal game, then you want to "build a rig" that does this well.
If you want to emulate the pro's then that is a very different idea completely. It really does come down to what you want to do with the loop drive. Someone looking for a tricky reversal game will block this shot
and want to place the ball short and with some fairly heavy chop and wobble. A pro type game wants to be able to drift off the table and execute the rip chop.
Here's Ruwen Filus : (starts about 1 minute mark with really good rip chops) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h56rc65o3f8
Here 's Panagiotis Gionis:(at about 1:40 here really starts ripping them) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVeG78Smc0g
This is what you get with the rip chop, but are you a good enough athlete to handle what is coming at you. That's why a good number of people pick the spin reversal table game-they may not have "the wheels" to drift off the table and play that game. On the other hand if you don't have the fast reflexes to block the ball at the table, you better put some distance between you and your opponent...
Long pips is not a catch all for all long pips type games-they vary...widely...Hope this helps..