First its funny how you only Quote that part of my post. Typical of how things get turned around by those who only look for the negativity of things in life. Seems most of your posts that I have run across lately have the same tone as this one. I shoot a 60# compund (10 years old) with carbon arrows, it shoots about 280 fps. I use muzzy 100grain 3 blade broadheads. I have a trophy hunter drop away rest and a fletch hunter release that is also about 10 or 12 years old. I use a peep site and my sights I use are a 5 pin tru glo sight. Yes I use more technology that the "true " traditional archer, but IMO it still requires more practice than a crossbow. I hunt with a guy who uses a crossbow. He sighted it in and was shooting 4 inch groups at 25 yards within a half hour. First time he shot the crossbow in 4 years. It was an older Xbow and IMO a piece of junk compared to the newer ones. He never took another shot with that bow again until he killed a doe with it 3 weeks later. That to me is proof that it does not require the pratice that any verticle bow does to shoot well. The mechanics of proper form are not as important with the xbow. Doesn't mean it is easier to hunt with just easier to shoot.