I have a couple Bear bows that I shoot, currently. Have shot a few others, mainly from local bowyers to my old stomping grounds in NW MT. I have shot Bear Paw bows, built by Neil Jacobson, a few Shafer Silvertip bows by Dave Windauer, and a couple of Dan Toelke’s longbows. All are very well made bows. I agree with what was said above. If you’re going to spend good money, you might as well get the bow you want. Shoot as many as you can before you make a choice. Some bowyers have trial offers where they will send you a bow to try for a bit and see if you like it. Look for those. I know Black Widow does it. Not sure who else. Good luck finding YOUR bow!!