I recently returned from a one month trip to Japan. Again I had a fantastic time there. I was filming for a new project and I was very surprised how good WK worked for me! My reading ability has increased a lot and it was really helpful while being in remote areas. So for everyone who struggles with keeping up with WK: Hold on, it’s really worth to go through all these stressful reviews and finish all levels!
It may sound strange because I learned in fast mode so far, but I used vacation mode while being in Japan. I wanted to enjoy my time and avoid being distracted from my work there. I wasn’t sure if I should use vacation mode but after returning home I must say it was a good decision. I continue my reviews now and there is no problem at all with recalling the previously learned kanji. It’s quite the opposite: the break was good for my brain. Now it’s much easier to learn new words or kanji. So I really can recommend to use vacation mode from this experience. I know there are controversial opinions about this subject but I’d like to encourage people to take a break if someone is about to experience a burnout or is just overwhelmed by the amount of reviews or feels tired to keep up learning every day.