Simplex is pretty dead near my QTH unless there is a rare simplex based QSO contest. There are many 2m FM repeaters and 70cm UHF/DMR repeaters near me. Most of the 2m traffic is busiest around the local nets in the mornings and evenings but a few are hubs for local ragchewing. There are local nets going almost every day of the week on their respective repeaters or times. Most of the many DMR repeaters near me are as busy as the TG's I choose to connect with and which repeater doesn't really matter as they all link into the same places. When I am mobile, I'll monitor traffic on the repeaters but also simplex but I rarely hear anything on simplex unless it's the same guys I'm hearing on the repeater.