Welcome to the forums Swish and thanks for sharing a very interesting article about strings! I had to read through it several times in order to soak it all in. The conclusion I've come to is that the gear is a means to an end. It allows players to utilize the technique which generates the spin. I think DMast hit the nail right on the head when he said he could generate more spin with a board using proper technique than a player using the best "spin gear" could with improper technique.
That being said, a player is better off taking a few lessons on developing the right strokes for generating spin than searching for a string or racquet that will do it for them.
One thing to remember when choosing a racquet and strings, is to select the proper gear for the style of tennis you play. i.e. if you have short, slow strokes you might want to try a racquet with a larger head (open string pattern) and low-moderate string tension. This combination will help you generate power which short, slow strokes generally lack. If you have a long, fast swing, a smaller head (tighter string pattern) and higher string tension will help you control or "reign in" the power generated by your strokes.
When selecting strings, most of my buddies are so concerned with durability (i.e. price per play) that they often overlook what I consider the most important factor for players who hit less than 6 hours per week- tension loss!!! Because they don't break strings very often and choose not to restring until they do, after several weeks the tension drops anywhere from 10-15% depending on what type of string they use. What cracks me up is that they then wonder why balls start to fly that they're used to hitting in. Invariably, as the weeks go by, they adjust their game to compensate for the lower tension. That absolutley amazes me.
Then when they get a fresh set of strings they proclaim how wonderful it feels. I usually respond, and I quote "No shiite Sherlock!!!"
Sorry to ramble on, hope you found a tidbit or 2 of info buried in there. Don't forget to get your journal up and running to keep us all posted on your tennis escapades!