This morning, I just reached level 6, and got an email from WK welcoming me to level 5.
The email reads as follows:
You made it to Level 5!
This is the level where you really start to get into more useful words. On WaniKani, you see fewer “useful” words early on because you’re learning the kanji that is simplest in form, not meaning. We do it this way because the form of the kanji is the thing that’s hard for non-Japanese people, not the meanings behind them. You’re not a child (I’m guessing), so meanings shouldn’t give you that much trouble.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy Levels 5-10. Vocabulary gets more useful and I think that’s really fun. But, do you remember how slow the first few levels felt? We called it the “slow zone.” Now you’re moving into an opposite place. Things will speed up before leveling out again. Keep up with your reviews and you’ll be fine.
Edit: My forum avatar also still shows level 5 for some reason. Maybe it’s slow to update.