First I must say that I am a CW op most of the time.
Seeing that ham radio seems to have less people in its ranks everyday, it could
be wise to have less obstacles in the path to get a license.
On the other side, some say that this strategy could go against the level of
operating skills and qualities of those who reach the ham bands. That is the
argument No. 1 of many who support CW as a filter for our hobby. I don´t agree
completely with this. There are other ways to ensure a minimum of quality and
skills among the newcomers. There are many who have passed the "filter" and have
poor operating skills and manners, way before this controversy was born.
In this moment, knowing the commercial interests that want to take our
frequency allocations, it could be better to have more people with us, even if
this means the sacrifice of quality. As I said above, I don't think that CW or
not CW is directly and totally related to ops "quality".
Is my opinion that the comparison or analogy between learning CW and learning a
foreign language is totally out of focus. Learning a different stile of writing
could be a better approach. CW is not a new language, you use it with your
73 and happy new year for all.