I'm with everybody else. Goto different shops and shoot different brands. Shoot single and double cam bows. See what you like best. Above all, when you get the bow practice, practice, practice. It's less than two weeks before our season here and I have people coming in with broken strings and first timers wanting a bow setup. They don't have time to get ready for the season now if they're starting or haven't shot for awhile. Shoot a little bit every week and work with judging ranges without a rangefinder. Sometimes you don't have time to range a deer and it's nice to know you know the distance. Setup your target somewhere walk away and guess the distance. Then hit it with your range finder to see how close you were, then shoot it. Shop around for your bow and the sort. You can usually find better prices at different places. Go into a place to shoot a bow, if you find a better price somewhere else tell the place you shot at about it. They might price match, if not don't hesitate to buy cheaper. Other than that, it's all about practice.
Practice how you plan to shoot. Shoot some on the ground, and if your going to be in a treestand shoot off your back porch, or buy a cheap ladder stand. If your going to shoot from a blind, practice in it. Practice on your knees, standing, and shooting around treelimbs in your way. The big thing is keeping your anchor point the same. If you don't do that, nothing will work for you.
I really respect the fact you're going to wait until next season to start up. That shows A LOT of responsibility and respect for your game.
Once you start bowhunting, you won't stop. There's nothing like shooting at a deer 20 yards from your stand. Good luck