I shot a ross cardiac a few months ago, that bow shot great, i was ready to buy it until i shot a bowtech guardian. i ended up going with the bowtech. quiet, smooth, zero hand shock, it was great. ive been shooting it and hunting with it, awesome bow, shoots perfectly. i had a martin before that, it was a lower end model, it was OK. I hear the higher end martins are really good, but ive never owned one. i also had a hoyt a few years ago, that also was a great bow. im sure hoyt are just as good or better than they were back when i had mine. i shot the bear truth II at the store, didnt care for that bow a whole lot. it was nice, but not as nice as the bowtech or the ross. ive never shot the X-force by PSE, but i would like to, they are supposed to be really fast but also pretty good shooting in other aspects. mathews has a new bow coming out soon that is supposed to shoot 360 fps IBO. speed isnt everything, but that would be the fastest bow on the market to date that i have seen advertised anyway. i dont think you can go wrong with a mathews. i havent actually shot one, but all i hear is good things about them.