My pathetic attempts at overhead smashes provide good comedy for my opponents. I've lost count of the number of times that I've reliquinshed control of a point and allowed my opponent back into it with a very weak overhead.
Haha, I can relate to you on that one!
I've more or less given up going for the Hollywood big smash now unless it's unmissable. I use the slice smash quite a lot, not macho but it's easier to execute and at the very least if you don't win the point outright you get your opponent way out of positino with it.