You make a good point. Sometimes I tend to think....NVIS....not much of an antenna. For QRP it can actually work well.
I lived in ND for a couple of years and all I could get up was NVIS (although I just called it a "low antenna"). First time I fired up the Argonaut I was skeptical but had a blast with it and the Argo was my only rig. I even had great luck running SSB at times. And, yeah, rag chews. It gave me very reliable coverage throughout the midwest and I could hit the coasts when the propagation was good and the wind was at my back. I've been thinking lately about "throwing something up" for 40 and 20 as an alternative to the vertical.
So congrats. Hey any antenna is better than sitting home watching reality TV!!
73 Doc WB0FDJ