Could always go with fairways instead of hybrids. My burner tp 5wood is pretty similar in size to a lot of hybrids with biggish heads and i really use it more often than my 3 iron these days.
Now I don't mind that idea at all Itchy.
I've just got rid of my 14.5 deg 3 wood, and replaced it with a 16 degree lower profile one ..... but a nice solid 5W might not be a bad idea in terms of a 3 iron replacement.
I don't really use my 3 iron much around Beacy, (its more a "wood and wedge" course) perhaps once a round if that ..... but a soft 5W might be good option off the deck for other courses with longer par 4's or longer par 3's.
(The longest par 3's at Beacy I currently use 4 or 5 irons)