Howdy trudeehunter! Well, I know what you mean about the voting issue, that's why I haven't switched to autovoting yet but I'm losing alot of curation by not doing that. Plus, if I get on autovoting then I don't have to worry about missing anyone.
I'm following so many accounts that sometimes I forget about one or two for several days and miss voting for posts. In other words at my level, 16+ hours a day, 7 days a week or whatever, I'm working hard but not smart.
In fact, just last night I had a businessman look at my account and tell me what a disaster it was! lol. Because my curation was pitiful. But the only way for me to correct that is to get on autovoting. But I like the personal touch and manual voting, automated is too impersonal but I need to adapt it to at least some accounts that I have trouble getting to consistently.