I think what's happened is absolutely beautiful. Really. This is the stuff that GTD is meant to do, IMHO. I have 1700 blog ideas in my "pickle jar," and counting. I've gone through a process in which I captured more at first, then got more focused re: what's important/valuable (as Katherine pointed out). But I can't say this strongly enough: CAPTURE IS WORK! I take a lot of notes (books, ideas, networking and sales calls, etc.) and I admit that when I sit down to process them I sometimes feel resistance. What does this mean? I have to think about it - maybe they're not worth it? That said, air-tight capture is crucial to freeing the mind. "Did I write that down?" should leave your vocabulary!
As AP might say, "*Very* shagadelic, baby."