1st of all I don't believe you. If you are on eight wait lists you definitely applied to close to 20 schools.
2ndly, I am not bitter - just telling you that you being on 8 wait lists is clearly self induced.
Lastly, I wish you the best even though you clearly over applied to schools.
Clearly they did NOT overapply since those are 8 decisions which are up in the air. Over applying would be people with way more acceptances than they need (like me). They were probably right to apply to that many since obviously none of those 8 apps was a sure bet.
I am someone who overapplied and I am not ashamed of it and don't care what you think of it but I don't see how 8 waitlists implies applying to too many.