Well in the archery industry, it takes about 6 months to really learn the ins and outs of compound bows, how they operate, and how to identify and fix a problem when it goes wrong, if you're a fast learner. But in two years, facing new problems with new bows everyday, you learn an awful lot. Especially when you work with the tech whos hip pocket I was in. I wont mention any names, but he has been called the best bow tech in the world, on more than one occasion, by some very very large outdoor publications. I no longer work at LAS, I left because I learned what I needed to know to work on just about any bow, and that allows me to work on my own equipment, and close friends as well. Its not that I dont like mathews as a company, because they are and have always been the best one in the industry. I critisize mathews more than some others because they spend too much on advertising, use too many tv stars to promote their products, and dont stick to the foundations they were built on. I understand you can only make so many modifications to the invention of the wheel, but dont advertise smooth single cams when theyre not. Not even close. Put some of that money back into technology. The technology is there to make smooth drawing fast bows, with brace heights larger than 7", that are quiet and well balanced. Several companies have proved that. Another reason I critisize them more than some others, is because they are talked about much more than the others, so there is much more to say. Mathews has made some of the greatest bows ever, for sure. But what I'm sick of, is guys who get stuck on that name, and no matter what the new mathews shoots like, they will spend 1000 plus on it just because of that name on the side. I'm not saying you're one of those guys, but let me be the first to say, there are SO many of them out there. Get out of the box, and shoot something you really like. You like your reezen, and I hate it. And thats just personal opinion. Everyone is entitled to one.