The Incestuous Pandas are getting the band back together, baby!
For the first time in months I picked up my acoustic guitar. I sounded beautiful. Slow. But so pretty. And I wondered why I don't play my acoustic every day. It's just like sex, you're so much better if you haven't practiced for a while.
I've noticed the same thing with Gary. If he lays off his drums for a while he is so on fire when he gets back to it.
Sock Off Update
I can't give you the results of the wear and tear tests, but on a pure comfort level the Smartwools are winning hands down. They are compensating for that layer of fat age has worn off my soles.