I believe the prices of bows are really stretching what the public will bear. True there is a lot of R&D that goes into producing lighter,faster bows but the prices are really elevating. As for the best bow - I am sure you will get a lot of opinions on this. And the two (price/best) do not go hand-in-hand. What is the best for yo might not be the best for me. And speaking of me, my personal preference is the Martin line. I like the Firecat and love the Cheetah. To me its plenty smooth, fast, quiet, and accurate. And most important, I can shoot it very well.
Senility has been a smooth transition for me.
When you're dead you don't know you're dead. All the pain is felt by others. Same thing happens when you're stupid!
With God by your side your stumbling blocks become stepping stones.