I live pretty close to a cabelas here in Michigan. At first I loved it . As the years went by, thier traditional archery selection dwindled to nothing, and crossbows GREW. I too saw the archery catalog, it held my attention for about 15 seconds. What a shame.
I railed against crossbows here in Michigan for years. We lost. My biggest problem with it was the fact it was being shoved down our throats by big business. Nobody wanted a crossbow here until big business TOLD the idiots they needed one. It was such a bought and paid for debacle here.
I used to have that “live and let live” attitude like Trapper dave. Not anymore. I look at every extreme high tech-guy and crossbow “hunter” as a complete traitor to bowhunting.