I understand what you mean about the 'newness' factor.
I think a frame is only good for a finite number of hits just like strings. It eventually wears out.
Seems funny to me that you are a racquet trasher/smasher and play at high level.
The current thinking is that's a waste of energy. I've never agreed with that thinking, because we are all wired differently and different strokes (pun intended
work for different folks.