Please don't take me wrong my back up bow is a Reflex. It is a great bow and has downed many fine bucks. I was not in any way trying to down your opinion. There is so much hype about so many products it makes it very hard to sift through all of the BS in the market today. Truth be told there really is not a bad choice amongst the top line bows. Much of the best information can be obtained in Bowhunter Mag. and their bow tests. When I bought mine I looked very hard at PSE and made my decision to go with the Drenalin because PSE was new technology with the X Force. Well now we can see X Force is here to stay. Ron loves his. Glad I don't have to decide again. Drove everyone crazy around me for 2 months.LOLwmi I'm not trying to convince HM to get a hoyt bow and I'm sure many archers have switched from one brand to another brand, I'm sure it happens all the time and there's plenty of stories like the one you shared, like Chuck Adams for example, one of the most respected archers of all times actually switched from a mathews to a Reflex, and Reflex is made by Hoyt.
Manufacturers change their product lines all the time, Always advertising "New and Improved" new design, better quality, more features, better service and guarantee's.
I'm only pointing out that Hoyt is kicking but in world competitions, those wins don't come by chance and if those wins indicate better quality, comfort, accuracy, dependability, etc etc etc then It's got to be worth considering at least looking into, and Yes there's big differences between competition shooters and Hunters but the manufacturers know very well what features and qualities to incorporate from one product line to the other and if they're producing winning competition bows,
I would think a lot of that know-how and technology is transferred right into their hunting Bows as well... I mean, wouldn't you agree?