Three years ago, I created this blog post with stats about my Evernote usage. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at my nine-year numbers.
I don't use tags much anymore. The only time I use them is when archiving notes. Before I move notes to my archive notebook, I tag them with their original notebook name.
Even though I created an account in December of 2008, I didn't really start using Evernote until April of 2009. Most people I talk to have the same experience with Evernote. They download it, sign up, and try it out, but don't use it much. It isn't until that "a-ha" moment--the moment they realize how powerful Evernote is, and how useful it can be in their life--that they really start using it every day.
That's part of why Evernote continues to be such a useful tool. It provides a framework for storing information, then it gets out of the way. Everyone has a different way to use Evernote.