My first attempt was a success.
Everyone said it's not going to happen, so I memorized for 30min or so, and had my success with ~45 min total.
From what I've seen, usually people get their first success way later (like between attempts 10 and 50 maybe), but also way faster (between 7min and...
Pretty sure that FMC is the objective and only answer?
You can get to a decent level (means being able to win any local competition, and with some luck also major comps) by just reading the tutorial and do a few solves. This takes nowhere near as much time as any speedsolving event. Of course in...
Yeah lol, learning BLD (and also getting a first success) was significantly faster for me than learning 3x3.
Also I feel like the basic concept of BLD is supposed to be more easily understood than sighted 3x3, as it's really just the braindead "we solve one piece at a time, nothing else moves".
While 3x3 single is a lot about luck, it still needs a lot of skill to be executed nicely. On top of that this WR isn't "just sub4", it's A LOT faster and there are not many people who have a time like that at home. Like, really not many.
It has happened multiple times to me that I changed from a modern cube to another modern cube and it instantly made me faster.
I think you have a good intention in what you write, but hardware can definitely make a notable difference.