I find myself using the suggested mnemonics less and less for plain efficiency reasons. I don’t have the capacity to remember ~3 mnemonics per kanji or vocab to get the meaning and the readings.
What I do instead is to create one connected mnemonic that derives the meaning from the radicals and also contains the hints for the major readings. I find that way more efficient as I have less “items” to remember. Before that I often found myself remembering either a reading or a meaning mnemonic but not the other one. This does not happen anymore since I made the changes. But it also means that the mnemonic suggestions by WK became worthless for me. I would think a future version could incorporate those things, as the reading and meaning mnemonics often have little or nothing in common.
At times one can even combine the mnemonics of different words to condense many mnemonics into one, e.g.:
“This treasure is marked by two swords that my father put there. He got them from his wife Chichi (know Dragonball?) who lives in Toukyo and sells Katana swords there.”
One coherent story instead of several ones.
Do others approach it the same way? I primarily wonder why WK does not do it like that in the first place.