Here's another prime example of because everything else has "convenience" so should ham testing. You "worked" to get your novice ticket. Yes, you are a better person. You put forth the effort to do so because you thought it was worth while. People seem to feel if they don't like the testing or obstacle placed before them in life, just whine and find every "excuse", not reason, to get rid of it. I if you don't like the testing procedures then don't advance. Apparently you didn't want the class of license bad enough to put forth "the effort". Personally I feel strongly that if you "work hard" for something you'll appreciate it and treasure it a lot more. Ham radio is not like driving a car, a computer or any other advancement of "convenience". It "requires" a deeper understanding in all modes available to the operator than just turning on a rig and operating it. CW is still on all my rigs and my understanding is that the testing is to cover all modes available to the operator.