I recently got a helluva deal on a Hoyt XT 2000. I'd put it up against just about anything. It's quiet, fast, has good punch, looks good, a joy to shoot. But to be fair, it all comes down to what feels best for you. I've heard good things about just about any of the major brands: Matthews, PSE, Bowtech (although I think they're ugly), Bear. So you probably can't go wrong.