I am not sure I am biased in some way, or benefit from previous learning attempts, but I do feel that the new HSK 3.0 progression is a lot more logical to me, and overall “easier”. I started again from 0 (third attempt:)), and HSK 3.0 feels more natural. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why, but
- The introduction of new characters feels more logical. I make more crossover to patterns or contextual use.
- There are more combination of a single character into words / verbs, that is better to understand the character. It puts the character in more context, that I feel is better in HSK 3.0.
This is also in combination with Skritter that has gotten better:) I very much like the sentence examples, to see how the character is used. I would love to have more sentences, ideally one for each meaning. A character sometimes means X, Y, Z and it’s hard to see how that’s related (or not), example sentences is really what helps me. Truth be told, I have to use Pleco in parallel to bullet proof my understanding of meaning and use.