I guess I haven't noticed since I have had all my hubs featured for a couple months now.
Paul, since we are on the topic. How about showing a percentage for featured hubs instead of the count - 5, 10, 15, 20 etc. For instance my accolade would show 100% featured instead of 100 since I have 175 published hubs.
Thanks for the news and the action to feature additonal numbers of Hubs! Keeping so many updated is like performing the trick of spinning plates on top of sticks in the circus along a v-e-r-y l-o-n-g line, but I still update as many as possible.
All my hubs are featured, but I have noticed an upswing in my traffic this week. It's slow, and not what it once was, but enough that I feel hopeful. I opted out of the EC for a time, because I was getting less views when I had some hubs that were chosen. I may change my mind as I see how it's going for others.