I bought a used entry-level Bencher BY-1 as my first key, and don't get me wrong -- I like it a lot. I've been practicing with it this past week. A question I have about it, and other, more expensive keys -- do people move up to a better key, eventually, because the newer keys are just better at faster speeds? For example, my Bencher seems to work very well for me at below 20wpm (I'm just practicing my callsign at this speed, and am still learning the characters). Once I get above 20 to 23wpm, it seems that I begin making a lot of mistakes that are probably just me, but I suspect very well could be how I have the key set up. I often swear I got a letter right, but other things begin to happen at high speeds. I find that if I practice my callsign at 30wpm, and go back to 23 or so, then I make far fewer mistakes, anyway. That is, I suppose, my second question: Should I be turning screws to make the contacts closer together to accommodate the higher speeds? (Side note: I am far from making my first QSO, as I still have half of the letters and the other characters to learn, but I can totally see the addiction and satisfaction to this, once you become good).