I Cannot believe all this whining over CW. Like any other mode of operation, A ham will learn it if they want to use it. No reason for it to be a "requirement" just like SSTV or RTTY ect. And as a ham said earlier, the lower HF bands sound very unprofessional now with a lot of cursing and bad mouthing. It's nearly as bad as the CB band now. Let's get over the CW thing and move forward!