If your having trouble getting tee shots in play, just add loft. Most people have more success with a 3-wood off of the tee due to the loft forgiveness factor. While many manufacturers are promoting drivers with more loft on them, players that choose a 3-wood off the tee often drive it better than they normally will with a driver.
The first factor is the launch. the 3-wood promotes a very good launch angle for most golfers.
The second factor is the confidence factor. Most players using a 3-wood swing within themselves (more relaxed) and produce more speed and find the center of the face.
Those factors combined allow for more tee shots in play and more fun during a round of golf.