I'm all for DSC. I think it is very useful for many users. If an operator doesn't want to take the time and initiative to learn how to use his radio, that's his problem but the one really great thing about it is that any idiot can lift the door and press the red button in a true distress situation without knowing anything else about DSC. Assuming of course that the radio is fully enabled with MMSI and gps hookup. There's not much we can do about boat captains that won't even go that far.
As far as the Lt. in the video being foggy?, he was totally blind! I'm still just blown away by that video. Where, oh where, did he get his information for that class???? I have emailed RadioLabs (uploader of the youtube video) and the CG but have heard back from neither. I have also found the video on other websites.