This used to be true, but their stuff has come a long way. The VR full cavity is an excellent GI club.
Basically all these brands have clubs that are so similar in performance, it's just a matter of taste. Beginners don't have taste, so get whatever brand -- shop by price. When you're fitting golf clubs for the first time, select something that gives you confidence when you look at the ball at address. Other than that, the shaft flex is probably the most important thing. If you have shafts that are too stiff or too whippy, you'll be miserable.
Try some stuff out.
what was the loft on your old driver? that might explain the new found distance.
So I've had several rounds with these clubs.
The driver is long. Really long. Longer than any other club I've tested. I'm pretty consistently in the 270-280 yard range which is far for me. I've been fighting a pretty wicked hook and when I get that sorted out, I'm sure I'll be longer. There are a couple of 300+ yard par 4s on my home course where my tee shots have been over the green.
I'm loving the new irons as well. I've gained about a club and half's worth of distance with the new irons over my Mizuno MP-60s. I don't know if these irons are hot or if the Mizunos just played short. The added yardage doesn't really matter to me that much. What I can say is that the TPs are shockingly easy to hit for a player's club. I do miss the amount of spin the Mizunos could impart on the ball. I'm hesitant to change my ball to something that spins more, as I am already spraying tee shots. The pitching wedge in the set sucks and will be replaced with a Mizuno or Cleveland wedge in the not too distant future. I'm also annoyed that after only a few rounds, the black enamel on the back of the heads have started chipping from bag chatter. Oh well.
I'm scoring pretty consistently in the low-mid 80's. I don't think it necessarily has any thing to do with the equipment though. I'd be in the 70's if I could discipline myself with better course management. There are holes now where I need to keep the driver in the bag because it brings hazards that were normally out of reach in to play. My putting is horrendous too. I'm averaging like 34 putts a round.
That's my story.