If you string together everything I've ever said, you can just make out that I'd like less displayed per page and some way to restrict access based on seniority (PerlMonks level). But then, if there is little enough concern with making access to 24 hours of chatter "more difficult", then there is little point in doing the second item which is certainly more difficult. I guess we'll see.
My "in the mean time" was suggesting that you remove access to that old of chatter while we wait to see what the consensus is. Note that I'm not demanding this, just asking.