I think with conditions the way they are, you need to keep coming up with such ideas to keep the SOTA community occupied. I think a poll about digital capabilities is a wonderful conversation starter. Look at all the imagery that has emerged on this one. Creative writing at its best.
Thinking about the actual SOTA implications for a second or two, one method of determining the level of interest in digital modes is to run an event or two. That would flush the hesitant out!
I ran a QRP contest recently for the VKQRP club to assess the level of interest in a daytime contest on 40m. The established QRP hours event runs on 80m in April. Well, the interest level was about the same as for the 80m event, but the players were different. I guess that's to be expected.
Looking forward to the announcement of the event, weekend, challenge or new SOTA program based on digi modes.
73 Andrew VK1DA/ VK2UH