iHenning posted this on another thread: Unless you count a Schweitzer 2-33, I've never flown a taildragger, so my frame of reference is limited, but I'm not getting what the big deal is about flying (or maybe I should say landing) a taildragger. How is it supposed to make you a better pilot? We all have made good landings and not so good ones, and I could always tell you my good ones from my bad ones. Picking out an airplane to fly to me is a little like finding a spouse. Choosing a taildragger seems much like finding a woman with a bad temper. If you are flying out of rough field conditions, I see where the extra prop clearance would be beneficial, but other than that I'm not seeing what the advantage would be to flying a taildragger. For those of us who fly off of paved runways, it seems like obsolete technology.