In my sleepiness, I may have knocked off more of you than I should have. If this applies to you, for example you're a friend whose LJ-name I may have forgotten, or you had been reading my protected post via an aggregator and thus had no need to "friend" me on LJ, etc., please chime in with a comment [screened for your pleasure] or an e-mail.
I still can't keep up with the friend-list--I'm still missing important updates from people important to me. I can't make every reading of LJ a "deep-dive." There just isn't enough time! The next cut will likely be people who have friended me back, but where the connection has faded overmuch. I may resume using a default view and custom filters for reading, too...but I find that takes time to maintain and tweak, too.