I think having the flexibility to choose what notifications to subscribe to is a definite boon. Not everyone works the same way. The ability to try different combinations to see what fits the way I work can help with keeping things sane.
As I’ve posted in another topic, I think I would like to try out receiving comments notifications only when it comes form CHs. I won’t know until I try it.
I like the ‘digest’ format in the new contests announcement, you can easily see all the new contests without scrolling. I think this is a good direction to explore.
I feel probably the comments notification could benefit from a little less scrolling, currently there is a large SH banner + obligatory contents taking up space around a small message. When you have to get through 10+ of them they just ‘feel’ more than there really are. Repetitive also.
Lastly, I have been reading the Winner Selection emails initially, but now I’m not so sure I want to be repeatedly reminded that I didn’t win! (not in my mailbox anyway) So now I just ‘mark as read’ them I’ll go look at the SH Winner page in my own good time. Or I’ll just read @seezall’s updates.