Dang Greg......hope you are ready for a long winded answer......
G with a release because they don't get affected by weather as much as your fingers do. So you have a consistant release.
I like having a 2 piece quiver on my bow because it doesn't get in the way when I gotta crouch down or make a quick dive in the brush. I like having all my gear together so I can just grab it and go.
Gotta go with the fiber optics. Don't skimp on them either. My dad had a cheapo.....the sight was always off. When it was warm he would shoot to the left, then it would get cold and the damn thing would shoot to the right. Plastics flex. Get a sight that is all metal or aluminum.
I shot wiskers for years, then I switched to navcom (limb savers). They are way better IMO. They hold up well and are super quite. Put limb savers everywhere. Put one on each limb, put small ones on your quiver, put them in your string, and put some on your cable gaurd. Navcom is a great product, plus the insulator wrap on the handle helps to reduce felt recoil.
Get a peep that has a larger hole. My dad has a small hole on his and he can only see a small part of the target. The peep is your rear sight...like on a gun. You wouldn't shoot a rifle with out a rear sight would ya?
This can start a controversy.........I use fall aways instead of old school prongs. They allow me to shoot an aggresive helical with out having to worry about fletching clearance. I have had the NAP quicktune 4000 for about 8 years now and I have never had one single problem with it. The rest has seen three bows and is still going strong. The Trophy Taker fall away is always sure bet too. Why chance having a fletching touch when you can remove the whole clearance thing?
Get what ever you can afford. It really doesn't matter the brand, as long as it has some type of noise dampner. I use a Doinker 7" hunter. It will help you be more steady on longer shots. Plus they help reduce bow noise and shock. I use one on my hunting bow and could not imagine shooting without one.
Use a fleece bow sling too. They really have no technical advantage. They are just there for your comfort. Guys will grab their bows pretty hard because they don't want to drop it after the shot. Hard grip=torque. Torque is a really bad thing in archery. It will cause you to pull one way or the other after the shot. You want a grip that is fairly loose. I barely close my hand at all. My fingers don't even touch. The only part of the bow you want your hand to touch is the cradle between your thumb and forefinger. With all the shock reducing stuff on my bow my bow barely jumps at all. If it does fall out of my hand the sling won't allow my 800.00 dollar set up to hit the ground. Mind games.....thats what the sling helps eliminate.
"The rich....who are content to buy what they have not the skill to get by their own exertions, are the real enemies of game". Teddy Roosevelt