Most of you guys on here have some experience so this is aimed at newer shooters as well as you. We all notice that the price of bows has been escalating in recent years. Technology costs money.
What bothers me some is how many new or less experienced shooters these days are buying bows that cost $700 or more. I know, to each his own, but it makes me wonder who is giving these guys advice or what they are thinking.
I'm talking mainly about people who have no clue about even how to install a nocking point on a string, how to adjust the draw weight, or even move a peep so it aligns with their eye. Simple things.
There are so many bows on the market that cost so much less and would be, IMO, a much better choice for beginners in the event they don't like archery (what's not to like?) or are only going to shoot or hunt once in a while. I just think it's a shame to see many waste good money on a top-o-the-line bow when they could get a complete setup for less and move up as their skills and knowledge progress over the years.
This is just my thought of course. I come into contact with a lot of newer shooters and am always being asked advice about this or that. I do a lot of informal coaching and tuning, but this is one issue that burns into my soul a bit, although I usually keep my mouth shut (yes, I can do this) about it unless asked.
What are some of your thoughts.