I was the biggest ball buster about them. Think if you can shoot a regular bow you should. Unfortunately i am suck shooting one due to major surgery on my neck and shoulder. I love that it allows me to still get out and hunt all bow season. Love just being out there my entire life enjoying the outdoors. Im not in to guns much and used to bow hunt that week any way. It has its place (crossbows)and i dont think its going away.