I’m at level 9 and so far I’ve been keeping around 100 items in my apprentice pile and it’s been working very well for me. A few leeches here and there, but I usually don’t get too bent out of shape about it because it’s usually vocab words and it’s not slowing my progress at all. Recently (last week or two) I’ve started logging on to 140-150 reviews some mornings. I think it’s just a product of my schedule. I tend to do reviews at a few set times during the day: 0700, 1100, 1500, 1900. But sometimes I forget the evening one and just do those in the morning and I think that’s causing a lot of master/enlighten reviews to fall all in the morning so I suddenly have a ton of reviews at one time instead of just 30-50. So I think I started rushing my morning sessions because I wanted to be done with my 150+ piles. Which in turn made me not focus as hard. Then yesterday I did a lesson with my first set of new kanji for level 9 after having just done a big review set. Then my 1100 review time rolls around and I got, I think ~30% right and I normally don’t have much trouble with new kanji. It was very frustrating and I’m still having trouble with a few of those kanji with today’s morning review.
This turned into a lot more explanation than I intended, so sorry haha, but thanks for reading. Anybody else experience anything like this and have any tips on how to get back on track with some higher confidence?