xBows are not the evil incernate, it was actually the Longbow that replaced the xBow as the superior weapon of choice. Even today’s compounds are far more superior than the xBow.
For me, the issue with x-bows has nothing to do with which weapon is ‘superior.’ It has to do with the fact that it simply isn’t a bow – it’s a bolt shooting machine, with a trigger, which shouldn’t be allowed during archery season.
That, and the fact that too many people who gravitate to modern x-bows seem to be gun hunters (not archers) who want to hunt the early season without having to put the time and effort into learning to become proficient with a bow. Thankfully, for now at least, they are not allowed in Idaho during archery season.