Let me complain again of a modern trend in ham radio.
The high bands have been pretty good for all over the world. I often spend morning and evening hours calling CQ there. Unfortunately, there are very few callers to me. At times, in very rare occasions, a small pile up to me occurs all of sudden. I guess I am spotted in a cluster, which makes that pile up. I feel embarrassed having such a pile up. Those callers are always going away as soon as finishing exchanging reports only.
If I guess it right, it is another example that clusters or RBN are devaluaing the characteristics of ham radio which promise us rich and pleasant world of communication. The cutting edge technology makes it handy to work with some DX. But there is only a game like QSO left. No much pleasure as we used to have. Of course, the high tech itself has not brought a world devoid of interests to the others and human conversation. The technology is free from any moral sense. When it is introduced in ham radio, however, it makes deterioration of the ham radio. There may be no cause result relationship but a close parallelism between the introduction of the technology and the less meaning in ham radio.
I am still going to look for some pleasant conversations on the air, however small chance I might have for such a QSO. But I must admit I won't repeat calling CQ for many times at one occasion for now.