This is my first try with this, and sad to say, I have to agree that that the handful of really slow ops, while certainly nice hams having fun, make it not really a viable "thing" going forward. (and I AM up to 15 or 16) I might get a few of the QSL cards for the wall, but certainly wouldn't think of it as reasonable effort to go for a clean sweep like say, 13 Colonies or LMS, which were do-able (except for that QRP station in NY... ) maybe some re-vamping is in order since the intention is good? "I for one am happy to see that people are willing to give up their free time to promote the hobby."- Honestly I just think of them using that free time to participate in the hobby, especially the rag chewers. No hard feelings, it just doesn't work out that great for a lot of us in the current structure.