I saw a few complaints on DX holiday-style operations as well. My interpretation of some of those comments was that the complainant felt that the DX operator probably should have worked split rather than simplex. I have seen instances wherein the DX op is working through contacts as rapidly as possible, but there is chaos because of the simplex operation. Some ops trying to work the DX keep sending their calls ad nauseum rather than once or twice. As a result, everyone else, including the DX op, suffers the consequences. I have no disdain for casual DX operations. I'm grateful that they went to the trouble of lugging equipment and getting on the air. If a crowd gathers, it would be nice if they would switch to split operation for a while to work through the crowd. If the DX op is interested in chats or conversations, I'll oblige. If he's interested in making rapid-fire contacts, I honor that also. Bottom line, we're getting the benefit of the DX from the DX op's time, effort, and resources, and we should respect that.