My workload increased significantly after using FSRS. I blamed this not on FSRS but because of the fact that I was creating many organic flashcards a day given how fast my syllabus was rushing.
The FSRS schedular says that the “suggested retention” is 0.78, if I recall correctly. My current retention is 0.8, which I had downgraded begrudgingly as I was not able to keep up with so many reviews. I have changed and played around with the settings often, such as changing my requested retention, updating my
w variable every month or sometimes even in weeks, which might be confusing the simulator. I use custom study sessions heavily, often just before my several exams.
The simulator seems to be showing that Anki’s SM2 beats FSRS on almost every metric, but I do not understand why. It has more “learned cards”, less “time in minutes”, as well as less number of leeches… and the graphs tell a similar story as well, which are self explanatory…
Does this mean that SM2 would be better than FSRS for me? Or is the simulator just confused?