When learning morse, I started doing 20wpm with 10wpm Farnsworth spacing. I've gotten to the point with that that I could copy words fairly easily. When I started making my first CW contacts this week, I decided to try going down to around 10wpm with no spacing..... Oh boy.... That sure messed my head up. Copying was difficult. I ended up hearing things a lot different and started counting dits and dahs a couple times. I went back to the original 20wpm with Farnsworth spacing, and everything was much easier again (as a musician, I can say playing slower is a A LOT more difficult that playing faster on an instrument). I was initially thinking maybe I shouldn't be doing the Farnsworth spacing while doing live QSO's. I'm starting to think otherwise now. Would it be a good idea to just keep transmitting the higher rate with Farnsworth spacing since this is how I've been learning (and gradually just lose the spacing over time)?