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A very good point emoticon
I'm guessing they were thinking from a sneaking perspective. Assassins go light armor and need one shot kills so light bows have to do more damage.

Thanks for the feedback!
The only problem I have with the bows is that light bows somehow do more damage but have slower draw speed, which doesn't make sense. The left (light) side makes more sense but having speed and agility in your attack is important as well. That's why I add Dwarven smithing and Zephyr bow.

Source for drawing speed of each bow that shows that f.e. dwarven and orcish bows are fasten than elven and glass:

http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Bows_(Skyrim)

True, but sometimes you need unnecessary perks to get to the vital ones (f.e. extra effect perk in the enchanting tree). Are there perks you're thinking of this build shouldn't need? I might change it if Isee your point.

There will always be enemies you can't hide from at the start of the game: dragons, Miraak, Mercer, Wherewolve ghost during final Companions quest... If you play on legendary with a sneak level of 15, you're going to get caught once in a while. I've learned the importance of fast drawing bows from YouTubers like ESO and Fudge Muppet, who kinda wrote the book on this matter.

But if you don't need it and never get caught, you indeed go for the one shot one kill strategy emoticon

True,but you won't always be able to take out an enemy in one shot, nor will you be able to always stay hidden. When your cover is blown and you're in a one on one battle, faster drawing bows are extremely benefitial. Damage per second is often more important than damage per shot.

Ideally you get a high damage bow for sneak attacks and a fast drawing bow for combat.