Ever notice how some business minded people never post 'personals' on the web ?
OK..the atmosphere ? Environment ? People get into the hobby for what they are interested in. If it is VHF/UHF and up forever WONDERFUL ..Their interest. In 1965 there was no Incentive Licensing. Amateur Radio was doing wonderful. The ARRL concluded the hobby needed more brains so introduced Incentive Licensing. Pushed it through the FCC until it became law. The most recent license class the GENERAL was to be demoted and the older classes NO. I mean normally the most recent licensed people were the GENERAL. Those not taking a test in 200 Years were probably the Advanced etc. My father had an Advanced and got it during the Civil War. Amateur Radio went through some hard times a people like 73 Magazine and others had their following.
OK..the environment ? Everybody around you was into High Frequency vs. Today. Some VHF/UHF but not like today. A difference to the enviorement ? A big crowd that just sits on a 2 meter repeater till they die ? I know somebody semi-local that all he wants is a TECH license but he is a 6 Meter Nut. Chases 6 meter DX. -- and other bands.. AGAIN..the hobby is what you are interested in !!!
I possess so much website space on the internet I have no need for content to be put on QSL.NET but thank them and the ability of perhaps some budget restricted people (or anybody without busting the budget but some places on Earth to get web space. 3rd World locations ?