You made running over the little guys really fun so kudos for that.
In my first run, I didn't see a lot of them and then just died after splatting a few lone guys. On my second run, I came into a room and saw 3 and it was like "wow, I didn't know I could find 3 at time!" which felt great to be able to think about herding them or the movement to be able to get all 3 without them getting away. So I think the game is at its best when you have a bunch of little guys on screen and you're trying to figure out what path to take to get most of them in a bunch or splat most of them in one dash rather than having a few little guys and having to search for them and hunt them down.