I made the switch to crossbows. For me it was all about confidence. I got into the archery game late, I practiced hard and became very proficient. But I couldn't get past target panic when hunting. I killed 5 deer with my bow but 4 of them were marginal shots and I was lucky that I recovered those deer. With the crossbow there are less dots to connect to complete the shot. I still have to do my homework and get into range (40 yards or less) before I can get a deer.
One thing I learned too late was how unbelievably cool it was to be in the woods during archery season. The things I've seen and the experiences I've had in the woods have been indescribable. Things I never get to see during gun season. If crossbows could get more kids in the woods and experience this, so be it.