Reverse Draw Technology bows (RDTs) are the way of the future... I used "conventional," limbs front bows for over 30 years, they were no cheaper than a good, comparable RDT bow and their advantages far outweigh their mis-perceived flaws. They are far better balanced than a regular crossbow and inherently more accurate than ANY conventional crossbow I have ever owned or shot. For example, the Horton Vision 175, the Fury's predecessor, is SO accurate with just it's STOCK optics and arrows that you can hit the SAME ARROW repeatedly from 30 yards. There are youtube videos of guys shooting Mentos at 40 yards with the Vision... and price, again, if you do a diligent web search you can find the Vision 175 PACKAGE for $520.00.SHIPPED. That's an INSANE price for what you get: the bow, a mutli-reticle, LIGHTED scope, quiver, 3 arrows, cocking device, rail lube, slave string, etc. Even the Fury will be found on the web soon, if not already, significantly cheaper than what the big chain stores sell it for. I have been shooting my Vision 175 for over probably 4 years now and properly equipped with Horton's Limb Tunerz noise dampeners it is WAY, WAY QUIETER than ANY conventional crossbow, my Fury and Recon are also as quiet. The arrow hitting the target makes more noise than the bow firing... So in reality there is absolutely NO reason for anyone looking at crossbows to shy away from RDT bows... and as long as you stay with one of the two foremost American leaders in RDT bows, Horton or Scorpyd, you will not go wrong. There is one big name crossbow manufacturer who just started turning out their version of a RDT bow this spring but I would avoid their bow until it is a proven winner also. Also, the Scorpyd bows cost about twice as much as the Hortons but offer a couple features the Hortons don't. So far I haven't personally seen anything on the Scorpyd bows that would make me want to pay double what a Horton costs, but I do like the Scorpyd line... With any bow your warranty is an important consideration. In over three decades of owning Horton bows I have found their warranty / customer Service to be absolutely stellar. I have also heard good things about the folks over at Scorpyd. At any rate, there is no reason for anyone looking to purchase ANY crossbow, conventional or RDT, to avoid the RDTs... they are just as well built, reliable and useful as any conventional crossbow, and come with many advantages not possible in those conventional crossbows.