Truth be told, in the world of bass fishing, there are no constants. Everything changes from year to year. Season to season. A lot of times, even hour to hour. Favorite lures are no exception. For example, a few years back I discovered the Senko. I didn't like it wacky rigged and I believed it was blasphemy to add any weight to it. It was my magic lure. Fast forward to this year, I have been putting a lot of bass in the boat with the Senko I seemed to have forgotten about the last couple years. And, oddly enough, the two I have tied on right now are with a pegged weight and the other is wacky rigged.
The same can be said about a lot of different baits. My personal belief is that it all boils down to confidence. When I have full confidence in a lure, I know exactly what it's doing underwater. I can paint a picture with what it's doing. I have a good feel of how to entice a strike with it. Where as, without that confidence, I am not interacting with the bait like I should. To some it may sound crazy, but I bet the majority of serious anglers know exactly what I'm talking about.