Hey Sgt Mark, I shoot a bowtech guardian, i just bought it this winter. the general is very similar, they are built almost the same, with a few upgrades, like a string stopper and rollers instead of a cable slide. i love my guardian, the best shooting bow i have ever shot. it is quiet beyond quiet. i put a string stopper on my guardian, as the guardians dont come with them like the general does, but i dont actually think it made a difference. the bow was already so quiet that the need for after market vibration dampers is almost useless. hand shock is non-existant, which was a huge reason i went with it. it draws back smoothly, good solid back wall, and is very consistant. the grip is excellent, small and slides right into the same spot in your palm every time, never a worry about bow torque. i would expect you would get all these same qualities from the general, being that they are very similar. i have not shot the other bowtech you are looking at, but it's a bowtech, anything you get will be the best quality and shoot great. i would just shoot both of them and see which one feels better to you. you will get great performance from either one, so just go with the one that shoots more comfortably for ya.