Contesting is either something you enjoy, or something you hate on the bands. I can see why the thought of a 59 001 is not appealing, but I'm happy to have a long QSO as well as when it's a contest, have a real challenge to extract the full performance of my station to achieve that short QSO. There are settings, commands and controls on my station that would never get used otherwise and I also can use the contest data to check the models for my antennas, and how they perform.
If you are not into contesting, I'd just ask for some mutual respect when there is a contest on, and this works both ways. I've heard non-contesters abusing a contest station, and only wish I'd recorded it as the operator that was abusing is well known UK station on 80m. From the contester side, there is work to be done on splatter and over powering existing stations, without listening first (on an omni antenna please).
Results from HF Contests Entered
CQ WPX Contest SSB - 2021
BARTG HF RTTY Contest - 2021
150 QSO's - 16,200 Points - 175th / 332 in SOAB 100w Section
UBA PFX PSK63 Contest - 2021
UKEICC DX Contest 2020
52nd Overall, 19th in Low Power, 25th in UK/EI Section
CQ WW DX Contest - 2020
18th in England, 308th in Europe, 504th in World (Single Op, Low Power, All Bands)