To each their own, but I’ve noticed (or at least imagined) that the people who go at a more moderate pace seem to burn out less. And also, if someone is going fast, and then something comes up with work, school, or something similar, they often get caught with a gazillion reviews waiting when they return.
As I said, though, to each their own. I’ve experimented with several different speeds, and have now settled on one set of 5 lessons per day, every day, whether I’m sick, on vacation, or anything else. It seems a bit slowish at times, and I’ve considered going back up to 10 items a day unless they’re kanji. But I’ve been enjoying instead reading native material and studying grammar and building my vocabulary that way. Besides, it’s always nice coming across a word in WK that you’ve already learned elsewhere, in context.
At my current pace, I think I’ll have my last lesson in October and then my workload will very quickly drop. It has been slowly dropping now since I am burning more than five items a day and only taking 5 lessons. I’m thinking I might speed up my tempo a bit for the last 3 or 4 levels since I am so close to the end.
As an aside, the upper levels have some good stuff, but I don’t really like learning the kanjis that have no associated vocabulary. I’ve looked up these kanji to try and find common or useful words that use them, but there does not seem to be much. It have probably been answered before, but does anyone know why these were included?