During those 6 to 10 attempts, you and your QSO partner are TXing while not actually getting anything done either. I just want to get the QSO cycle finished so both of us can move on to other stations. Especially if its a DX station. I don't want to waste his time with 6 to 10 repeats! All of this said, it sure seems like you are wanting to use this question/poll as an excuse to rabble rouse against those who don't use what you consider to be the "appropriate" amount of power. You do ham radio your way and I'll do it mine This has been rehashed over and over.