I haven't posted on here in awhile. I've just been lingering in the shadows, haha. But I've been pondering this a bit lately and was curious of other people's opinions and experiences. Some of us magicians pride ourselves on our sleight of hand and the technicalities of things. Does that really get the job done though when it comes to your spectators reaction and experience? I've found that, in my experience at least, the most simple of tricks get the big wows. Tricks like Time Machine, French Kiss, a simple coin vanish, or even just forcing a card and then predicting it can bring the best reactions. I'm not saying sleights aren't a great thing to know and aren't good. But I think when tricks are long and drawn out and there's a billion of sleights in there...it's just too much and the spectator is going to get bored. What do you think?