I loved Dubbya's post and would agree the performance of a mechanical against soft tissue (back hit) in the case of the hunter completing a bad shot...however, I personally feel it is the hunter's actions after the shot that plays in the recovery way more there anyways. If I shoot my small diameter Slick Trick through the guts I'm backing out knowing that is a dead deer if I give it time. If I miss forward and blow through the shoulder with my heavy arrow and stronger ferrule I know my chances of it being lethal are much greater than "most" mechanicals. All personal preference, but I agree choosing a mechanical purely because you're lazy and can't get fixed to fly well is stupidity. Also doing it because it is what "everyone" is doing is stupidity as well. Either way though, it is all moot if the hunter does their part.