when i started playing guitar i used 009's, as did everyone else i knew at that time, late 60's early 70's.
in the 80's it seemed like alot of guys were switching to 010's, so i gave them a try and didn't much care for them. it wasn't so much the feel, but i didn't like the tone... low strings just seemed too bottom heavy to my ears.
when some companies started making 0095 to 044 sets i tried those and liked them alot, so that's what i've been using for the last 20+ years.
i've recently tried elixir strings and love them. they don't a 0095 - 044 set so i tried both the 009's and 010's and i guess i still hear things the same way, so i'm going with 009's.
anyone else have this similar experience with string guage?