beets I am 100% in the same boat, but to the point that I am currently working through S5 and S6. I don’t even play the “normal” mode anymore, I do Extra, Colour, Mega, and move on to the next game.
I love picross, but also never end up caring about the end picture. It is the mechanics and feel of solving the puzzle that is the fun part, not the result.
Over the years I could not even imagine how many hours I have spent across all the Picross variants. I quite unironically had one of the NDS (or maybe 3DS? I can’t quite recall) Picross games as my undisputed GOTY.
I loved Picross 3D and wish they would make another one of those.