Alright so here's what I've been hearing from a couple friends off the site as well as the posts here;
Definitely need to have a solid playthrough (such as bring everyone along) and then at each point throughout provide options and other solutions if XYZ didn't come, ect.
You have to get on the train in the beginning when things are still changing and everything is rough, unpolished, and incomplete in order to enjoy the bliss found at your stop.
Big thanks to Otaking for allowing me to join his GSL team. Thanks to Dog Pound!