With barely 2,500 contributions I'd be more inclined to work extensively on post-1700 profiles for a while longer, expanding out the family as wide as your known family circle currently allows.
Going back further there are barriers you haven't yet forseen. The first is the sudden lack of government records at 1838 or so (England), then church records peter out and eventually vanish at around 1650. You then need to learn where the data lies, and how to ferret it out and evaluate it.
What most genealogy sites allow is for people to add any old person, with no justification or records. FamilySearch is better than most: at least they aim for a single tree, unlike the commercial sites. But unlike Wikitree they don't insist on proof, or even an IQ higher than room temperature. So, those lines beyond 1500 are almost certainly rubbish.
Take your time, learn your chops, and savour the experience. And remember the mantra: "Genealogy without citations is fantasy."