I may be the minority but the length of time is fine with me. It?s the concurrent goals that get a little tricky to manage. When they started doing two 5 days during the 14 day, I became more picky about which goals to invest my time in. I?d stop and look at the prize first (for side goals and 5 day) to see if it?s something I really wanted/will use. If not, I skip it. I previously would start every goal without even looking at the prize. I know a few neighbors of mine have done this, realized later they already had the prize in their inventory and regretted not taking a second to look at the goal prize first.
I remember years back when goals were very manageable. I could get by with just the three required 1st and 2nd ovens and finish on time. Things have changed since then. While I miss the ease of it all, I chalk the new difficulty up to the change of times. We?ve all had to adapt to changes in our life one way or another. This game is no exception. If you want something enough, you make time for it like you would anything else. I also think it is key to have neighbors who have the same or very similar play style as you. It makes it very manageable for gifting purposes and getting your requests accepted.
With that being said, happy baking all I?m excited for the upcoming holiday goals!