Climbers have come a long way from when I bought my first one. And as a rabid bow hunter living in a state with over 100 day season, and living next to about 30,000+ ( I think) acres of public hunting land, I have climbed a BUNCH of trees.
REad what you can, talk to alot of guys, don't get in a hurry, and if at all possible, climb some trees with a few (what are pals for) to get a feel.
I asked for and recieved a really nice, new Summit as a "bow stand" as a gift. LIght, portable, easy to shoot from, but I cannot climb with it as I'd like and it sets mostly unused in the shed as I continue to use an old favorite.
Great stand but we are not a match.