As someone who does a lot of FT8 with compromise antennas I have often wondered what truly works best. Like you I find that I get about the same results either way, there are certainly those who do come back to me when I am calling CQ but then are never able to get my exchange and then there are those times when I am hunting and pouncing and no one can hear me. I did enjoy the video, I was not aware of GridTracker and just downloaded, I too like the sound it makes, sort of like the sounds they have on slot machines that make people want to gamble more. Is FT8 contesting going to be a new Twitch streaming event? Seriously though, it is the chase that I think is going to attract more youth, such as the grid chase and the POTA activities. I will certainly be watching for you and your dad on the waterfall. If you like the competitive side and making a lot of contacts, look into RTTY contesting (https://www.rttycontesting.com/). Also the WW Digi contest is the end of August, a fun weekend event where you would be sure to make tons of contacts around the globe on FT8/FT4. https://ww-digi.com/.