The first time, sure, i spent an hour on 40m the other day talking to a friend in Melbourne, it was much more utilitarian than magical. This is something I have done 100's of times and is routine. Now if that was a 5nn to RG58U in the Belden Congo, then sure, that would be exciting, even magical, but doing the same thing over and over is not magical to me at least. Which is why i do things that are new and unique, I chase dx and wwff, activate wwff and sota and do CW and home brew, the magic for me is in the doing and the learning, not the repetition of something I have done many times. Take away that focus and ham radio is just talking to people and I could have called Steve on then phone and achieved the same as we did on 40m. The point of ham radio for me, is self education in radio, electronics and communications with the focus being on the first 2 of those 3. Most everything after that is ancillary.