That is indeed an interesting perspective. Thanks for sharing it.
Just to add to the context, my process of note-taking differs slightly as I prefer to take shorter notes (like in a note-card model) which are a mix of self-written notes, book notes & quotes, clippings from the web articles etc all of which can actually add up to 150 to 200 notes per day.
Calculating say at 200 notes per day I could touch 2,80,986 in 1404 days that is in less than 4 years or earlier. (Just to add: I am also looking to transfer my old notes to Obsidian) For the past few years, I have been using Evernote for this purpose, but realize that transferring notes from Evernote when it gets clogged up is a difficult and manual task. Now, I was experimenting with Notion, that’s when Obsidian came around.
What I liked about Obsidian is the it (1) allows me to keep the files locally in text format, (2) has back-linking & graph view along with Tags etc which is definitely an icing on the cake, (3) allows me to view and work with multiple panes which enables me to see different notes at the same time, (4) feels much lighter.
My fear is that if I load it too much I should not mess it up. If there is a certain limit on the number of files that Obsidian can comfortably handle then, if it is known, I might as well create separate vaults to begin with, because back-links and tags won’t work once I try to use my text reader to access these notes.