I’ve noticed recently that my kanji recognition is mostly intuitive rather than being based on discerning the radicals.
For example when I see the kanji 農 I recognize it as “farming”, remember the pronunciation (のう), and if I look at it I can see the radicals “superman” and “music”.
But if you asked me to say what radicals are in the kanji for “farming” without showing me the kanji beforehand, I wouldn’t be able to say exactly.
This is to be expected in some sense, as WK teaches us to read the kanji, not to write them. And this is totally fine with me.
My question is: is it ok to continue like I’m doing now, “feeling” the kanji rather than remembering the radicals? It’s working for me so far, but I’m afraid that, as I progress to higher levels, I’ll be overwhelmed by so many similar looking kanji, that my intuition won’t be enough. What’s your experience?