Well, A) If a certain magazine offends you, don't buy it B) If a certain T.V. show offends you, switch stations C) If you don't like I.R.L.P., don't pay attention to it, others will D) I love CW, not everyone does, but I'll not salute or poop on those who do/don't E) If you want new prospective hams to not bother persuing their licenses, I suggest you keep these types of posts going on, in order to disuade them from persuing their tickets. F) 2m and I.R.L.P. are very affordable ways for new hams to "get on the air" and extend their range of contacts with their 2m rigs. G) 11 pages of replies is a bit much, isn't it ? Thankyou.