Long story short: I've been playing anywhere from 3-7 games a night (moreso on the weekends and nights that I'm free), and have found my love for the hilarity that is the ladder. I'm hovering right around high gold/low plat and have been taking advantage of how people at my level play by basically out-macroing them 90% of the time. My ZvP is pretty good, ZvT feels shaky, and ZvZ is just a mystery. I'm not sure how I win half of the time.
My current plan is to restart the more regular updates if/when I can get back into plat league, so this can become more about a push to diamond.
Thanks for hanging with me, and here's my sc2replaystats profile if you care to take a look at some of the game stats!