All of the other catchers on my team have a catchers mitt besides me. I always use my Nike Diamond Elite Edge 13". I really love this glove. Personally I don't really like using a catchers mitt, and find that I play better with the mitt I currently have. But I'm not sure, is it easier for pitchers to pitch to a catchers mitt? And does it make it easier when framing? Is it necessary that I eventually buy a catchers mitt if I don't feel I want one?