I’ve stopped caring about radicals a long time ago, but I’m cautious to tell OP that because I really used the radicals at level 6. Before my brain could effectively process the kanji, they were really helpful.
Honestly though, once you get past that point and your brain starts readily recognizing kanji, I feel like you guys are drastically overestimating the value of radicals. Why did I burn into my mind that 支 is a frog when it actually has nothing to do with frogs and means support? Why are gun and leaf still cluttering up my review pile from a year and a half ago when I’ve literally never used them to understand a kanji and wouldn’t even know how to at this point? Why do I have to remember that a samurai and mouth together is a longcat when I don’t even know what a longcat is? Wanikani has plenty of features that Anki doesn’t have without the radicals, and I use a script to skip them (the one that lets you change the result of your answer) because I don’t need them taking up brainspace that could be used for actual kanji.
I still think there’s value to learning radicals at level 6 though, especially looking at the level 6-7 radicals now, when so many of them will be kanji later. Definitely add your own meanings to them, partcularly if you don’t know what the meaning is (probably because you haven’t seen Lord of the Rings), or if they’re a kanji and aren’t being called that kanji. I used to go through every new batch of radicals and check that it wasn’t a kanji being called something else so I wouldn’t have to unlearn that 支 is a frog, or get a radical wrong later on because apparently “mother” is wrong for 母 and it’s actually “drawer.” Once they really start feeling obsolete though, then I don’t think there’s anything wrong with skipping them.