I have allways liked to have the best "stuff" and was usually willing to hold out untill I could afford it. When I was stationed in Florida I really wanted a boat. I specifically wanted a nice 20' center consol walk around with a 115-130hp outboard and bimini top set up for fishing the bays. I spent four years in tampa and every day on the way home from work I would see all the rednecks with their beater skiffs out fishing and think what a bunch of junkers!! Well after 4 years I had onle been fishing a few times and I was leaving Tampa for the last time. As I drove over the Alafia river and saw all those rednecks fishing from their beater boats it occured to me that they had it right, and it was me that was off the mark!! I spent so much time trying to afford the sweet bay boat that I never got it and the whole times those guys were FISHING.
It appears I didn't learn my lesson because I think I am doing the same on the Bow front I have been wanting to get back into archery for the last 2 years. I had my heart set on the Bowtech 101st but I could always either not afford it or there was something else that was needed more. Now 2 years later I don't even think they are making that bow anymore.
So I guess what I should really do is buy a decent package deal and start actually SHOOTING! Then over time upgrade the components with the plan of eventually buying a new bow and then moving those components to it.
That said I am curious what people have seen out there in good budget packages? I have a 30" draw and can pull 70lbs though I should probably drop back to 60-65 for a while to get my shoulder back in shape