Agreed! After crunching the numbers for just my own household I have a major appreciation for what an incredible amount of work you put into running this tracker every year, goldenband. I sure appreciate it too, the past 3 years I've been participating in the tracker have added some seriously needed structure to my gaming habits and made me think a lot more about what I play and the enjoyment I get out of it.
So, thanks! Thanks a ton! I'll be hoping to see the tracker up and running in 2019 as well.
Jin, you are very welcome! And thank you for your kind words of appreciation -- they do mean a lot -- and for your comments about adding structure to your gaming habits: that's exactly how this tracker has been helpful for me.
That's also an excellent segue into my announcement: as of the start of 2019, I'll be stepping down from running the tracker.
But never fear: carlsson has graciously agreed to take over the thread! So starting in 2019, he'll be your host. Of course he's an old hand at this, having run the excellent Modern Gaming tracker.
carlsson and I have chatted about this possibility for several years, but some developments in my personal and professional life in 2018 made it clear that this was the right time for this transition. It works out well since I'd wanted to see the tracker through at least 2018, to make the 10-year anniversary.
As for my reasons for stepping down, don't worry -- it's nothing too calamitous, just a combination of small stuff and bigger stuff. (A large part of it is just work scheduling and computer problems.) And I fully intend to keep participating as a player, of course!
Thanks to everyone for participating over the past 8 years and for all your kind words; to carlsson for taking up the reins; and, of course, to cvga, for starting this whole thing in the first place!