Well, now that’s just the root of my original complaint then. WaniKani (in my very limited experience) seems to start easy. I set aside a load of time and then found… I didn’t need it. I could complete my WaniKani reviews and lessons in about 5 minutes twice a day, 10 minutes a day!
After the third day I started getting complacent, I began expecting the slow pace. Suddenly WaniKani welcomed me to level 2! Hooray, except now I have 42+ pending lessons?? As a completely new user, it suddenly feels like WaniKani is suggesting I up my pace. After all, they restricted the amount that I could learn at the start because they knew best. They cautioned me it’d be slow, but that was all a part of the plan.
Now, the natural progression from ~10 new kanji a day is 42 mixed kanji, vocabulary, and radicals!? Now, of course the kind people here have pointed out that I am not under any pressure to actually do all of those new lessons right away, and I’m going to take their advice, probably do them over two days. However, the question remains, is it really appropriate to ease people into things so gently that a fairly regular amount of work (~20 new terms a day) suddenly feels overwhelming?