I had an opportunity to shoot both the Chill and the Creed tonight.
I passed on the ZXT as it is essentially a Z7 Extreme.
Both bows are lighter than average, and much lighter than the Z series or M Series bows, yet they have nothing on the Heli (very few bows do). They both felt good in the hand. The Creed had the typical walnut grip and the Chill had the focus grip. Both were comfortable, yet I had a distinct preference for the focus grip. Before you buy I suggest you try to handle both as the feel between the two are significantly different.
The Creed had a very straight-forward draw, with what I perceived to be an immediate build in weight that stayed crazy constant all the way to the valley. Let's talk about the valley. Mathews is not typically known for having either a large valley nor a rock solid wall. The Creed has both and they are VERY nice. I would compare the valley and wall in this bow to be much more similar to that found in the bow tech products. With the wall being so solid and the valley so pronounced I did not feel the slightest chance of creep.
The Chill was almost the exact opposite. It had a silky smooth draw that gradually builds weight very evenly through the entire cycle. It too has a decent valley, yet the wall leaves a lot to be desired. Think mashed potatoes. While I am far from being an engineer, I feel that a disservice was done in not putting a draw stop on the cam of this bow.
Both bows shot extremely well, with very little vibration and virtually no bow jump. The Chill seemed to be a little more dead in the hand after the shot then did the Creed, but the difference was negligible, and a quality stabilizer will surely make this a moot point. Both bows are equally quiet, with better than average performance as far as noise. Shooting in the 330's these bows are more than fast enough to drop larger game, yet fall into the category of average as far as speed is concerned.
In summary, the decision point between these two bows comes down to two distinct flavors... How do you like your draw cycle and how do you like your wall. While I wasn't too crazy about the wall of the Chill, I really enjoyed the draw cycle and how it felt in my hand, so much so, that I am ordering the Chill and not the Creed.
While like many of you I was disappointed when I saw the information on paper, putting these bows in your hand will tell you otherwise. They are simple, yet they shoot phenomenally well. I find it hard to believe that these middle-of-the-road products from Mathews would have impressed me, yet they really really have. Don't be short sighted and write these bows off because the information on paper is just "ho-hum". You really have to shoot them to know what it is all about.
I hope you find this review helpful.