I am back to CW, Why? It is a kind of magic. To hear weak CW in the noise, to pick them up, that special DXCC, especially on 10 and 6 meter. I don’t have that feeling with PSK or JT65. Maybe I am old fashion or old school. Grown up with CW, because we got that licence only when you done CW exam. In my early days I worked mainly CW. In those days you could choose CW or SSB that was it. Some did packed radio on 2 meter that was all. RF interference with SSB in neighbors equipment made me do more CW.
But not everybody was happy with CW. I know a guy who did CW exam for the 13th time before he passes the exam. Now he dropped CW forever. While I am writing this post I listen on 10 meter to 9J2BO straight key. Not a strong signal but I can copy most of it. On the video you see W5CYF starting with CW with slow speed, as we all did in the beginning. Never mind, just choose the speed you can handle, a good operator will come back with the same speed as you.
The best way to learn CW: just do it. Listen a lot to CW. It’s a matter of time when you can make something out of it. Don’t give up too soon. Once you learned the code, you will never forget.