I enjoy operating CW, JT65, and RTTY--each has its place in my operating arsenal. I'll get on phone if I see a spot for something I really need, but normally the rig is set to one of the digital modes.
I have yet to get on phone this year--my last voice contact was with a famous Monk...
I've had a great time working 80M DX on my cheap wire vertical and 100W--figured it cost about 1/10 the cost of the flagpole vertical I put in the front yard.
I can't believe how many Europeans want to ragchew on 80M CW
I'm up to 70/35 on 80. And 124/92 on 40. Digital guys QSL quickly--I've gotten 19 countries confirmed on 40 since 1/3/13, when I started keeping track.