I know Dave did not start this thread to serve as a "Lets rag on LoTW" post, but I have to ask what logbook program are you using? Personally, I use the free version of HRD (but I am considering upgrading to v6) and all I have to do is highlight a contact in the log and click on the option to upload it to LoTW. It does the ADIF to TQ8 conversion and uploads it to LoTW all in one very quick and easy step. My backlog is ZERO since I also do this after every contact. Why would I wait and do a batch upload when it is so easy to upload each contact this way? No, its not completely 100% automatic like uploading to eQSL, but this whole process only takes a few seconds... at most. ...as long as the other station pays for the envelope and the postage!