I too can identify myself here.
But the last part about hand registering more junk, I find it fascinating when I let them go, they get bid up like crazy during TBR and even in auctions. I can't get my head around that though.
I have seen a lot of the names I have dropped picked up on TBR, it frustrates me to offer up the domains for very cheap, less than a drop price and never getting any interest, only to see it picked up on the Drop. I'm sure there is a community of people somewhere who would be interested in picking names up just prior to the drop for a good price.
It would help poor domainers like me renew a cpl more domains, and give a fellow domainer a deal on a name that interests them.
Domaining is a disease.. Im trying to sell 150 domains, and i end up picking up 4 on the drop, and didn't realize I was in a post auction for Wanted.ca