Fair enough. And it’s interesting to hear.I've never run those numbers so I don't know the average.
"Budgeting abilities" is already far more pre-planning than I care to engage in. I'll use what I've got when I need to use it based on what the day presents, and if-when I'm getting low I'll look for an opportunity to sack out.
Personally, as a warlock, I know I have very few spell slots. So it’s always a case of “is this situation serious enough to use one now, when I know I’m not likely to get a SR for at least 2 or 3 more encounters’.
I was just curious how many people fell into that category. Obviously not everyone’s experiences are easily quantifiable.