I haven't shot the DXT, but I have shot the Guardian. I liked it but it isn't a bow I would own. I just didn't like the draw cycle. I shoot a Mathews now, but its not because I'm a huge Mathews fan. I also like Bowtech and would shoot one without question. It just wouldn't be a Guardian. I prefer the Tribute over the Guardian. If you go with the Guardian you shouldn't have any trouble getting a gently used one. There are alot of them for sale. I was talking to a guy at the pro shop the other day and he's selling his guardian and going back to another bowtech. I think a tribute. Just my $.02.