Elbow I have been doing these battles for over a year now and I only won once. When I look back at the piece that won, I'm not even impressed by it because I know that now I could do much better. I do these battles so I could write letters I'm not familiar with. And by doing so, I noticed that I have tremendously improved. But I'm not going to lie, I've definitely felt the same as you when I started doing these battles. Doing these for yourself is definitely the way to go.