I restored your user settings, perrin. Loss of user settings is a known problem when the database server gets overloaded. After I revamped the searches, this problem effectively "went away". With the new year, site popularity brought it back. Trying to surf PM during the database repairs made it more likely so I've restored user settings for several people. I tried to search for a complete list but such isn't easy. I think I've got most of them.
perrin, please go to user settings and hit the submit/stumbit button so that your recent write-ups will be reflected in your write-up count. The write-up count is recorded in the user settings record rather than directly in the 'user' record (just to skip a database schema change). We could change that now, but I've come to like it as a way to tell when someone has lost their user settings.
This problem will probably be properly fixed when I refactor the node cache.