I have always shot a hoyt, and have never had a problem with it. Im looking into getting the Alphamax next spring. I really do like hoyt bows, and havent really shot anything else because ive only been bow hunting for about 7 years now, and have had the same bow the whole time. So i cant really say much about a mathews, but i have never heard any thing bad about them. I have heard that a matthews is a little more touchy, but im not sure how true that is.
Sorry about the little story thing there, but i think either way you cant go wrong, both are a quality product.[:D]