Maybe. But for me I do make a distinction between conversational CW where I just use a paddle, and contest CW where the keyer macros make things more efficient. It is not fully automated, you still have to know which button to press and when ( hi ). The key ( forgive the pun ) to CW in my view is the listening and decoding between the ears. I also operate CW mobile, with a paddle so I can drive and send CW at the same time. Macros wouldn't work there for me, too much of a distraction.