Personally I look upon my CW proficiency as one of many useful SKILLs used in broadening the FUN that we have on a daily-basis, and as a ACQUIRED SKILL that SOME don't have OUT HERE for whatever reason!!! But anybody with any intelligence should KNOW "CW" (INTL. MORSE CODE) is JUST ONE of MANY OTHER MODES hams use to increase their ENJOYMENT when working in our great hobby and used by THOUSANDS worldwide just like SSB,or AM, or RTTY, or FM etc!!! And why refer to CW as ARCHAIC, as the aformentioned useful modes we use are in essence ARCHAIC as well!!! They ALL bring us together in our hobby, isn't that WHAT WE'RE REALLY ALL ABOUT OR SHOULD BE???