Only CW operators get the benefit of automatic spotting, everybody else has to do it the hard way. Should we request that the robot gets turned off? Its no skin off my nose, I only operate SSB!
Many activators are at fault in being very sparing with their callsigns, this is very bad operating leading to stations trying to break in asking “callsign please” and causing QRM. This is why some chasers assume that the Spot is correct, do you ask for a callsign or hang on in the hope of hearing one when there are other activations to chase?
RS(T) is still required even if it does not go into the database - any activators that streamline to “XXXXXX, you are in the log, QRZ” will find their logs removed from the database and that is a promise!
Climbs are faster? Really? Well, its nice to know that some are fit but now I am in my seventies my ascents are a painful plod!
Asking “what direction are we going in” assumes that there is a single direction, but in reality there is a wide range of capabilities and methods, we all go our own way within the rules - and there is always somebody ready to blow the whistle on rule breakers!