While it may seem trivial, to me it is important on a number of levels. When you pay to get your car painted, you expect a good job to be done. As an electrician, if I was wiring your house, I could throw the wires together, but as a paying customer, you would also want the job to be neat. It is a matter of personal pride. Not to accept "just good enough". So while you see no value in the actual grammar and spelling, the fact that it has become commonplace to ignore it is a statement of our society, in that a half-assed job is good enough or acceptable. Does it really take that much more brainpower to at least try? I beg to differ. I think at best that problem-solving skills are at the same level. People rely too much on computers to do the work for them. Even in a highly technical field as mine, we depend more and more on "off the shelf" technology and less on our own ingenuity.