I'll kick it off. I own and shoot all types of bows. I like all aspects of archery so I just can't commit to one style or type of equipment. Each type of bows brings different advantages and disadvantages to the table. Of the many bows I own and have owned, this is the only longbow I have kept. It's a Horne's Brush Bow 58" 51#@28". The veneers are Red Cedar, and the main wood is Curly Maple.
This bow was originally owned by a friend (whom is sadly no longer with us) that I had shared a trad bow bear camp in Canada with several years ago. It has passed hands a few times but when it ended up in mine I knew it was the one for me. I've shot and owned a few but this is the one that feels right. Anyone that shoots knows that feeling.
While I love the longbow I also love the recurves. Here is the one I hunted with this season.
It's a Quinn Stallion. The antler bolts were made by somone I met on another archery forum. While I can shoot without the sights, after so many years of shooting compounds my brain just seems to like having something out there so I use a ghost ring type sight. It's not a tru pin but it makes me feel more confident esp when hunting.
I still have the Quicki quiver attachment on the side but I no longer use that quiver. I like the feel of the bow without the added weight. I like to shoot my recurves off of a rest. I like the way the arrow flies.
I've been in debates for a long time on various forums about whether or not the sight and rest are "traditional". After much soul searching, I came to the conclusion that I don't care. Sights were used long before compounds and so were rests. I don't shoot competition with bow so classification matters not. I just enjoy shooting and this setup makes me happy. When I need to make quick shots at off angles for small game hunting or something I'll go to the longbow or one of the other recurves that I can shoot off of the shelf. It's all good.