Could the WatchList page be limited to a number of
Mine is getting rather long & it takes a while to generate.
Maybe a truncated WatchList page could give a link to a complete
watchlist which would be displayed as a dumb list with no dates &
times of edits (which I presume is what causes the load on the server)
At the risk of being slightly sarcastic, wouldn't a better solution be
to edit your own WatchList to remove things that you no longer really
need to watch?