For me, having a 2m in the truck is what it is all about. Cell phones have taken the place of everything except high quality push to talk out in the back country. 2m gets the job done without having to worry about anything else. As long as I don't look into the other stuff, I won't think about how cool it is, and I just keep focusing on why I went Ham in the first place.
Project: Aux 110
1965 IIa SWB
1988 Saudi 110 (soon to be 300tdi)