I misssss you! Come play more often!
To answer your question - yes, I do get it chopped relatively short (chin length) once a year and then let it grow long. I don't really have a problem with split ends because I don't do a lot to it - I don't use heat styling tools very often, I rarely use product, I don't color it, I condition it regularly. I really just dislike going to the salon so I don't. I know it's weird.