Hey there @jwdebelius! I don't think you're missing anything here - q2cli doesn't emit any stdout or stderr messages unless the --verbose flag is added (as you noted above). Personally I'm not a huge fan of this, for all the reasons you bring up here - sometimes its important to convey a message to folks. The challenge is how to do that in an interface-agnostic way. We probably have some super old GH issues about this somewhere, related to logging (for example, those messages might also be useful within an Artifact's provenance, too - we need to make sure the message is delivered to all of the right places!), but in the meantime, I think perhaps your best option is to strongly encourage q2cli users to run that command with the --verbose flag. Sorry I don't have a better answer for you!