I've always wondered what the point in knowing CW was. I could understand if some old-timers wanted the art to live on. However, I don't see any practical purpose in knowing it. I think they should just require it for the Extra class, and keep it around 13 WPM. It's not like the party someone is CWing with is going to get mad if they can't do 20 WPM. Every Ham is free to move off the frequency and find someone their own pace. Besides, I just want HF priveledges without CW. That would rock.
In memory of Christopher James Roy, killed in action, November 28, 2005, and Eric Harless, taken by cancer April 29, 2006. We hardly knew you. May you each rest in peace.