+1 for going to a good pro shop first. You've got to shoot all the bows before you can make a good decision. I can see where ando31 is coming from, as there is not a lot of difference in performance between the mid to high price bows, but the flagship bows are more expensive for a reason. Buy the best bow you can justify spending the money on, as it will lead to more shooting confidence and less frustration in the long run. As far as resale, if you're anything like me, you'll kill so many critters with your bow, and make so many memories with it, you'll never want to sell it anyway.