I know this forum has gotten pretty quiet but I tried something today and the more people that do it the more likely it is to work. When I got to the Firehouse this morning and got my cards I asked if I could offer a suggestion.
I said since so many people have played many times and just enjoy watching the card effects and combos it would be really cool if, when we start for the day they ask us if we'd like the story turned on or off. That would mean when we get the first introduction it jumps to the end and tells us where to go next. Any time we need a Sorcerer's Crest it jumps right to that part telling us to use the Crest, then jumps to where to go next. Any spell scene jumps right to where the villain attacks us, and we counter, then it jumps to tell us where next. Cutting out the story should be very simple programming to enact in the system and if we want to see it we can request it.
The CMs I told this to this morning all thought it was a very good idea and said they'd pass it on to the powers that be, but like I said it's hard to say if it will be. I think this would be an elegant and simple solution to all the line and leveling problems theyve run into. I'll be doing the same suggestion when I go tomorrow.