Sometimes I just need to actually see the statistics... see where I've been so I can get a grip on where I'm going.
Just from a purely EQG standpoint, in 2018 I vectored 54 characters as humans:
Apple Rose, Granny Smith, Goldie Delicious, Sonata Dusk, Beauty Brass, Flitter, Daisy, Roseluck, Fiddlesticks, Moondancer, Fleur, Aria Blaze, Wallflower Blush, Cranky Doodle, Sweetie Belle, Gabrielle Griffon, Diamond Tiara, Silver Spoon, Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, Babs Seed, Rarity, Starlight Glimmer, Sea Swirl, Mystery Mint, Grand Pear, Sunset Shimmer, Fluttershy, Rumble, Button Mash, Little Red, Peach Fuzz, Cloud Kicker, Alula, Lightning Dust, Vinyl Scratch, Sugar Belle, Ocellus, Fresh Coat, Sassy Saddles, Saffron Masala, Night Glider, Juniper Montage, Flurry Heart, Shining Armor, Twilight Sparkle, Trixie, Merry May, Octavia, Frederick Horshoepin, Hill Song, Symphony, Parish Nandermane, and Coloratura.
Of the 54 characters, nine of these were vectored a second time during the course of the year. Twilight and Wallflower have the distinction of being the only EQG characters to have three different vectors in 2018... although whether all three of the Twilights are the same Twilight or not could be up for debate. That still leaves at least 41 different EQG characters vectored in 2018, so almost 76% of my character selection was someone different. 28 were even characters that I had never attempted before in EQG style, which was certainly intentional.
Ember and Smolder were also EQG-ified into puppies... and there was Cranky's little blue bird of happiness...
Counting Ember as a character, my largest group vector of the year featured 8 characters: Group Selfie 2. If Ember isn't counted, I had three submissions featuring at least seven EQG characters each, with only one character appearing twice among the three groups.
As far as new characters overall... Wallflower Blush, Star Tracker, Ocellus, Foehammer (OC), Helia, Coconut Cream, Smolder, Night Glider, Saffron Masala, Sassy Saddles, Fresh Coat, Groucho Mark, Sunburst, Mystery Mint, Pound Cake, Pumpkin Cake, Cranky Doodle, a Storm Guard, Big Belle, and Slapshot. Yeah, I was surprised by a couple on this list as well... what took me so long?
But that's 2018 in a nutshell, I suppose... let's see what the new year brings.