As the avatar shows I prefer Hoyt. My friends all shoot Matthews and I probably would have bought one but didn't for the fact they were advertised way too much in the hunting magazines. The bows shoot great and they have a great warranty but I couldn't get past all the advertisements. I owned a Hoyt a long time ago,but the grip was to large for me. What I did like is I had vibration in one of the limbs and they took care of that problem quickly. To be fair to Matthews,I shot the new Z7 and would switch over and buy it in a heartbeat if it weren't so short as it was an exceptional shooting bow. My comments are opinionated more than tested although I prefer the grips Hoyt has now over the Mathews. Shooting a bow contains a certain mindset and mentally whichever bow you think you will shoot the best with is the bow you will buy. Some bows are built better than others, but most people will never shoot the bow best suited for them as they ,as I am are opinionated. Thats what keep posts like this going. Sorry if I rambled, but thats my 2 cents.