You have to know this question. A large part of the reason people get so lost and off point, is because they look at Japanese learning as a goal unto itself. If you want to get past your hump, to do more than the minimum everyday, to step up from mediocrity, you really need to get your goals in order.
Many of us follow AJATT method. A good amount of people who follow the AJATT method also like to be apart of online forums, twitter groups, etc. And it's in the community that they further their learning.
There are enough people who say 24/h listening to Japanese isn't that effective, and not a lot of evidence to say it is.
So in the interest of efficiency, we don't have to do that.
There are enough sentence lists and people talking about the efficiency of learning them. They're such great learning resources.
So in the interest of efficiency, it's a good idea to worth through them in order to enjoy fun things more.
I can understand, even empathize with the thinking here. It's just about creating the more efficient method, to make it better. It is here that the point of learning the language becomes itself.
This isn't to argue how people are doing the AJATT method wrong. But rather, I see people take a method originally created with the intense desire to learn Japanese based around enjoyment. A process where the author would refuse to accept defeat of any kind, constantly putting himself in situations where he was forced to get better. And we will take this beautiful method and turn it into a lifeless process. A lifeless process where we consider enjoyment a worthless investment. Where there isn't a point in trying for the difficult, if it's above your level. Where success is met with spite and mediocrity is condoned.
"I spent every waking minute when I wasn't at my day job reading, studying, and learning. I picked out 'enemies' and did everything I could to defeat them, which meant being bigger than them. I refused to accept defeat of any kind." And the money comes rolling in
This man had goals. This man wanted to create the most efficient website he could, among other things. And if you bother to read the article you'll find that once he achieved his goals, the most he amounts to is playing war games all day or pulling pranks. Content to wallow in sloth.
Tell me your goals.