I've never, ever been able to get friendly with iambic paddles/keyers. Oh, I can use one, but am not good at the squeeze-squeeze. No, not good at all. I just use one like a bug with automatic dashes. Guess I used a bug for way too long. When I want to use an electronic keyer, I use a single lever one like the Vibrokeyer. It has the advantage over a bug that it can be used at slower speeds without wrapping solder around your bug's weight or something. If you only plan to work people at higher speed, sure, get a bug. If you want to accommodate those at slow speed use a keyer...maybe like me, a Vibrokeyer.