I've made some cw contacts but not interested enough to be proficient. Contest exchanges are about it and I have to listen listen listen before. But I know quite a few who love it like their first language. I got into ham radio for dx ssb contacts, that's what interests me. I've done some psk, only macros I use is calling cq, everything else I type. But to me ssb is king, it takes effort and time especially if you have a less than stellar antenna. FT8 is solely for paperchasers, making lots of contacts. To me it's like using OMISS and other nets to get WAS, not for me. Enjoy ft8, but I'd rather have human interaction on fone.