"... my experience has been that the traffic will die down considerably
in a week or two ... [This is] based on experience with a number of
lists including Usenix Sage and non-technical music lists."
My suggestion is based on observation with Home Brew Digest, as well as
the recent Electric Vehicles mailing list ( which converted to Digest
after a similar brouhaha and lots of unsubscribes ), and participation
in the management of a much smaller list ( UUS-L ) which is evaluating a
Digest format, also.
Your mileage may vary, of course.
That's the last I'll say on this topic. My next comment will be in the form
of an "unsubscribe", I suspect.