I started on WaniKani after just a week and a half of learning Japanese, and spent the next 2 years doing this exclusively until I hit level 60. Biggest accomplishment of my life, but as I’d gotten too focused on kanji alone, I actually didn’t have much knowledge of Japanese as a whole.
These past 5 months since I hit 60 have been refreshing, as my daily reviews have gone down from 150-200 a day, to now just 60-70 a day. I’ve used all that extra time each day to expand my studies elsewhere, and even though I’ve always intended to burn everything, I realized that right now WaniKani is no longer the best use of my time.
I’m feel like I’m not really learning anything useful anymore for my current level of Japanese, so I’ve decided to put WaniKani on hold indefinitely. I would still like to come back and finish burning everything at some point, but that’s now the least of my priorities. I should have realized this sooner, but after being so dedicated to WaniKani for 2 years, it took me awhile to snap out of it.
I think this is a great website, and I hope to comeback someday, and even do it all again (because I definitely need to), but it’s time to move on!