I have stopped in a shop that is 3 hours from home a couple times in the last year and I really like the way the staff as helped me and for some reason have more confidence in them than the local shop 45 miles away. bow prices are close to the same. Of course if I have problems, it would be nice to be less than an hour from help, but is that worth not having confidence in my local shop? I have been in there and heard them tell other customers that certain rests don't work on a bow and hear otherwords by several people on this site. The local shop will let you shoot bows, but they just don't make you feel comfortable. They also push one brand and bash another. The farther shop has their preferences, but gives you pros and cons to all the bows you ask about. Any feelings on where to buy from?