Yes, I mainly agree with this. However, phone privileges of some sort should be added, since many people still use phone. And SSB is what techs have now on 10M, so it follows that new privileges would be SSB only. I would not be opposed to dropping the SSB only phone restriction, it does seem a little restrictive. That would open up AM, FM and digital voice techniques for the new HF hams, which would be a good thing IMO. The newer proposed changes are more there to provide a retention of licensed hams, as opposed to attracting new hams (although added privileges will certainly not hurt the attraction). Currently, we are doing a pretty good job of getting new people licensed, but activity levels soon fall off. Hopefully, getting new licensees invested in HF operations will keep them active, by providing additional modes and frequencies for different types of QSO's. Right now, there is little incentive for a tech to buy a radio that covers HF bands, and put up an HF antenna, unless he wants to work CW only, or wait for a band opening on 10M. This idea will create an incentive to get a radio capable of the new bands, and once that is done, there will be more desire to upgrade to better utilize the additional bands available to general.