OK, I"ve been playing with FT8 for a year or so. Probably 500 QSOs, WAS/20, WAS/40 except Hawaii, and nearly done with DXCC. My operating mode is nearly 100% hunt and pounce. I read that FT8 is taking over the world and, certainly on 20, things are pretty busy. But what are these folks doing? Chasing paper is fun and I am enjoying it, but when I finish my FT8 DXCC and find that elusive Hawaii station on 40, I think I am done. FT8 is really not communicating in the usual sense. It's just a couple of computer-driven radio signals trying to find each other. Even contesting on SSB has a more human touch than these robots talking. And then I need to regain my CW skills. ... Really, I have the same question about calling CQ. Why do people do it? All that would get me is random contacts from states I have already worked and maybe a few random contacts from DXCC entities that I have already probably worked. That said, I am happy to provide a QSO to anyone who pounces on me. I assume that they need my state, grid square, or whatever. Yesterday I even got pounced on from Beijing, from a guy who does not QSL and whose last LOTW upload was in January. Help me understand the big FT8 picture. Right now I don't.