So, I've caught the proverbial "bug" from "In-Laws", and I'm bursting at the seams to get started prepping to begin bowhunting next season. I have been looking at used compound bows on Ebay, while trying to learn as much as possible on several different forums. I was initially looking into a Mathews Switchback or Z7. I know that I would need a shop to give it a "once over" and I would have to buy a new cam or module to adjust the DL most likely as I have a 26.5" /26" DL. (stocky build/ short arms) Recently I decided to stop in at a local archery shop to ask their opinion of my plan. They actually brought up a few points that I think are good, but wanted to garner a third party opinion (you guys!) -If I buy a bow used, then I do not get the warranty. From what I have read Mathews has a good warranty and good service. Also, in buying a older bow and swapping cams/modules Id be shooting slower, and essentially a bow that isnt setup optimally for me. -The pro proceeded to say that Mathews released a specialty bow just for my type of archer....The Mathews TX-5. With a short Axle-to-Axle (28") and a 5" Brace Height this bow apparently remains "optimal" for shorter draw lengths. I shot about 5-10 arrows through the TX-5 at #60, it felt great! I didnt have much to compare it to, but it sure felt good! Now, Im trying to decide what the smart play is... Do I pretty much triple my initial budget (do-able financially) and get all new and rely on the shop pro to get the bow all tuned and provide initial training, or do I buy a used bow and just use that for a few years? Ive seen/heard many people shooting their bow for 10+ years. I also know there are people who buy every year. This world is new to me, so, I guess Im just looking for some opinions of which route I should go. I do like the idea of getting the new technology that is more or less built for shorter draw lengths, but then again, you dont know what you dont know.