I really have no problem with digital. I do see the advantages. The problem I have is none of them are compatible with each other. What does one have to do to talk to other hams, buy a dozen different digital mode radios? Over the years, I have wasted far to much hard earned cash buying things that become obsolete because of not being compatible. Beta versus VHS, 8 track versus cassette then CD, DVD, then MP3, Mac vs Microsoft, automatic vs stick shift, iPhone vs android. The list continues. Amateur radio has been relatively calm on this front. Yes there was CW then AM, FM and SSB, digital modes vary. But the vast majority use one mode and if not radios are basically all mode. I will wait for the dust to settle on voice digital modes for ham. Why amateur radio manufacturers want to market their own digital mode is a little beyond my understanding. In my area, D-Star is next to dead. Will Fusion be next? Or will it even get a foot hold? There is one Fusion repeater in my area, but again it is basically dead except for maybe once a week. Certainly, there is a lot of small pockets of interest when these digital modes come out, but nothing has really taken off to be the end all to digital in amateur radio. But it does give those that want private comms in amateur radio a little bit of their own little private communications until scanners are made to decode these modes. And all these different, incompatible digital modes make repeaters even more silent. And for those not aware, repeaterbook.com does list all the different digital modes in specific areas. May not tell how active they are, now that would be interesting to see. That is my rant for the day.