As you might have guessed, or noticed, or both, this here ended after half of the time. I had other business to do. However I do not want to just freeze this site, so here’s a quick summary of my one-year-all-in experience. I did use that card until the very last day, and it was as much a pain and a pleasure as all rides I have logged.
I also learned a lot of differences between German railways and those in other countries, that is, the Netherlands. They do have their own issues, no doubt, however a lot of processes and approaches there are very worth considering.