.......or so I thought. Over the past few years, I have owned a ton of bows. I never really gave PSE a look. I stuck with Mathews, Hoyt and Bowtech mostly. For about a year now, I've read all the positives about the Evolve series, but didn't pull the trigger. Finally, ex-wolverine and Scottie/PA convinced me to try one. I got rid of my Halon 32 and got an Evolve 31. The draw on this thing is ridiculous. I've had two shoulder surgeries and have no problems with this bow. I'm not going to tell you that it feels like you are pulling less weight, but it is about the smoothest pulling bow I've had. Speed seems great. The grip is very repeatable. I've been shooting this bow for two days and the grip is super consistent. Now, this isn't the most dead in the hand bow ever, but it is not bad by any means. Even with a touch of vibe, the bow seems very quiet. I have hush puks on my limbs so that may help some. I also had the strings changed out to some catfish customs and put on a coolhandluke vibekiller. I just like a solid suppressor. Overall, I am extremely impressed with this bow. The draw is outstanding and most of all, I am more accurate and consistent than I have been with a bow in quite awhile. I cannot explain why other than the grip. So, if you think the Evolve series is the same old PSE, give it a chance and shoot one!!