Or you could say it is putting personality into your sending.
The senders unique "fist" was all personality, but you need a manual key for that https://www.skccgroup.com/ ,
and so it died with electronic keyers, unless you get your spacings wrong the same way all the time . . .
The y-service used to photograph the undulator graph of enemy operators and analyse their profile, so individual operators could be traced and units followed about, even if the local Y-operator had never heard that enemy operator before . .
I do understand those saying that a bug CAN sound beatiful,
If you like banana boat swingers ( or Lake Erie ) maybe . .
and not by sending perfect and exact code like a paddle and keyer, but with a slight twist... But of course not exageraging to the point of illegible code... With the BUG or straightkey, you have the possibility of emphasising certain parts of your sending.
You know, like talking to people in real life, it's nice that we don't sound the same. I have danish friends that all send good code, but they do sound different, and I can tell who is who in a ring-QSO. That's nice.
And CB/Chris, using a little imagination, and thinking a little about it, doesn't h e-e h e-e sound just a tiny bit as laughter to you...? Well, to me it does :)
Not really - but in the UK it would be t 5 t 5 for ha ha ha so nearly there I suppose . . .