This 25/200/1000 emails thing is not about how may individual emails you get, as anyone that bothered to look into it for five minutes would find out.
It’s not about notifications on your own journal, or anything like that. As far as I can see, if you used to automatically get notifications (for your own posts, for community posts), you will continue to get them.
You just have a limit on the number of conversations that you would *not* normally get notifications for that you can track. You know, that totally new feature that they introduced a few months back? The one that’s always had those limits?
You aren’t being fucked in the ear, except perhaps by your own laziness in accepting what you read without looking for the background.