Also, apparently there's a feat somewhere in Complete Warrior called "Combat Archery" that protects you from AoO's when using bows in melee ... how could I have missed that?
EDIT: Oh, that's how ... it's an Epic feat. Le sigh!
There's also, it seems, a ton of archery feats in Races of the Wild, presumably to go with the info on elves. Able Sniper, baby!
I love being pandered to. ^.^ I just wish I'd known it was happening before I put so much work into my character already.