No one has to convince you if already in your mind you don't want convincing. We all have a reason for doing it. You just have to find your owning reason.
This probably makes more sense to me than all the rest of it.
That is correct - I think it's kind of like what Louis Armstrong said about jazz - if you have to ask what it is, you'll never know. Now, that's not entirely true, but it is a personal thing - and if it doesn't speak to you, it just doesn't.
I have no real idea about *why* I've been enjoying QRP as much as I have the past couple years, but I do.
FWIW, I use fountain pens, shoot film, tie my own flies, and made my own beer when I still consumed. There are easier ways to do all those things, but the "hands on" approach appeals to me more I think.
I never sign "QRP." I feel that if someone wants to answer my weak signal, fine. If not, that's OK too. Signing QRP sounds too much like begging to me.
I agree. If anything, I find adding "/QRP" to be counterproductive when signing.
Some folks *don't* like it so much...which is one of the big reasons many recommend just turning down a 100-watt rig to 5 watts to see if they do like it before spending money on equipment they won't enjoy using.