Lots of good things in Scribe's inital post. I only have one bow I can't use fingers on comfortably and it's a 30.5 A-A. I have a 30"DL and the string angle meets the loop at my full draw. I started bow hunting when I was 14 with a 60 lb long bow, still have it. Got this new shortie bow and do love it, tried using fingers on it durring set up and I simply couldn't. It's the only bow I've shot that I couldn't use fingers on. In competition I use a release because it does make you more consistant and that's the name of the game.