Am I missing something? There are Mute and Block functions that can be used to either not see or have no interaction with anyone. Isn’t that so? I did not scour this post thoroughly so I repeat am I missing something? I am a partisan of getting away from what bothers or disturbs. If that option is gone then there is good reason to leave entirely.
PS I am not verified though I have been there forever and have in excess of 200K other folk mostly like me — nothings as far as Twitter is concerned. I have nothing but ambivalence toward Twitter. That would change if I thought they believe I exist.