yup... My friend had a 36" or so vert (at 6'2 reach 7'10.5) but would get blocked by taller/longer guys. Part of it is because he hangs in the air though while he shoots... I have told him to stop cus taller people can block it... but most people just end up fouling him cus his release is way behind his head (Like Dirks).
I think most people just want to throw down on a break though... that's all I want to do. My halfcourt game is always going to be below the rim but when I get in the open I want to be able to finish above the rim... Also though a higher vert will help you during those times a real athletic guy is on you and it will give you that extra lift to get it over him every time even in difficult situations.
Yea i think most of my posts have been in the streetball forum. I like it cause i can pretty much talk about anything basketball here and there aren't to many d***heads that say irrelevant things or make fun of me.