Not sure which way this thing is going now, but seeing a lot of the 'good' CW stuff versus "bad' Cw stuff, so one short comment. For those who aren't SKCC members, on November 10 (?) 2018, they started accepting applications for those who chose to make 300 unique station contacts with 100 each of straight key, bug, and sideswiper. Whether this is a good thing or not is a personal opinion, but you will now hear a lot of CW activity from ops who just recently are trying 'new to them' keys. Idea is to learn and maybe master, and for some just another piece of wallpaper. Consequently, in some places the CW band is starting to sound like the old novice band. Most of us at some point in time, try something that's already been done. Climb a mountain, run a marathon, learn to fly, learn chess. Most of us want to do it well. Most of us will never be Grand Champions or outrun some Kenyan. If we aren't allowed to try, then what's the point of living. For those of you who were novices at some point, what would have happened if a lot of ops just chose to not work 'imperfect code'????? I'm done now, getting tired of some of the attitudes.