So, it does seem like more people are having trouble getting things done before the event ends.

Without bothering others, I think a personal goal of say 20 days seems reasonable, but with the event cancelling before that time limit when you finished it (or give an option where you can manually end an event before the event officially ends). This way I don't feel bad if I don't make it in time or when an event I love just popped on the wrong day (some days are harder for me to play than others) and the more regular players aren't hindered with it.

Hoping for some info from the devs Hehe. Thanks for your feedback and input guys.