Oh well, we can only work with what we have.
I wonder what will happen when conditions get better though - we’ll all have the best antennas we can manage / afford. ditto best receivers and communications modes.
When conditions improve we’ll probably hear every single amateur who is transmitting on the planet - which will make the bands unusable as it will just be noise!
Can’t win - I wonder if in 5 years, we’ll be saying - wish it was 2017 again, when there was room on the bands to be able to transmit.