I have found the same thing to be true opera. Everytime a I would try a new product, I would join the application wagon everyone else was on. A few weeks' ago I hopped off the KCCC application wagon and to my delight I finally liked KCCC. I used half or less what others use. I, too, had more volume and it dried so much faster.
I find less product but the right ones give me more volume but not more pouf.