I tried a ball experiment the other day.
I tried the following balls on the green, to the green and off the tee.
Taylormade Burner Tour
Slazenger RAW DISTANCE Feel
Slazenger RAW DISTANCE Straight
I ranked them from Highest priced to lowest there... but that is nothing like what I felt playing them.
To be honest, there are loads of decent balls out there. I didn't like the Bridgestone, the Burner was ok, ProV1 wasn't worth the price.
The mojo and the feel felt so good... the straight was decent.
I think my point is, its hard to FEEL the difference, especially if you are new, like me. Hit a few, but if you dont think you like it, use something else. You want to feel good about your ball, I have used a lot, not too many that I dont like, but try them out.
I like soft, dont worry about distance, it should take care of itself. I took a chance with the Slazengers 3 for 35 at dicks, and they are sweet, 16 per pack too. Mojos 2 dozen for 20 bucks, but i got 4 dozen for 30... and I love them.
You want something that feels good off the club. Confidence breeds results that make you confident.
And have fun