I recently received a set of the Apex CF 16 irons, and all I can say is Wow! This is the first set of forged irons I have ever owned and I must say the feel is fantastic.
In addition, I hit the Apex 7-iron longer than my previous 6-iron, even though the Apex has a slightly weaker loft.
Given that my irons are +2 inches, I was fitted with the UST Mamiya Recoil 460 F4. Even though I have a regular flex swing speed, the +2 inches requires I play a stiff flex.
I find the Apex more agreeable out of the rough, off the tee, and the fairway. It gives me a nice high ball flight without ballooning.
However, it's the feel that is most enjoyable. It doesn't have that "clicky" feel that many cast irons have.
Are they for everyone? Probably not as we are all different, However, if you have the opportunity I would strongly suggest you give them a try. You may be just as surprised as I was.