From: United States
So I've been looking at the average for a while now and it is clear that it doesn't really mean anything. I think about all the times when I walk away from a puzzle for hours working on it at breakfast and then at lunch or even overnight without pushing the pause button. Perhaps better indicators would be either a "Best time" category in the info, or perhaps once again I mention the puzzle maker's themselves add a suggested solving time based on how long it takes them to proof the puzzle. And you are right Ruth paying attention to your own solving skills is the point, but just like when I go to yoga and concentrate on my own balance, it is still inspiring to see what people that have a lifetime of practice behind them can do.
um... on a different note. I've been looking for a easy free fill-a-pix or pic-a-pix with a chicken, or vegetable theme so I can share on my farm's facebook page.