Well.... no. I've been operating QRP all along. The way I see it is that it's much like Golf: we have to play the course as it IS, not how we want it to be. OR maybe poker: we play the cards we HAVE, not the cards we wish we had. Besides, if a Ham doesn't operate, then they can't find the perfect windows now can they? What I've found lately is the donut effect where I can get great DX and long-haul QSOs, but the mid and short range contacts are almost impossible. That's ok, though. I like folks in Oregon and North Dakota just as much as I do folks in Atlanta or Florida.