So... for an update: I made it to 25! I didn't make it by April 1, but only missed it by a few weeks. What I found though is that while I can copy and send at 25wpm, I like ~20 a lot better. And copying 15wpm is now a breeze. The real transition came when I stopped listening for dits and dahs, but started listening for whole letters. I can't pinpoint exactly when that happened.... I think it sort of just happened over time. BUT when it did, my speed started coming easier and easier. I attribute a lot of this success to all of the words of encouragement I got from all of you guys.