Thanks for your message. The Icicle path gets you your hunters the fastest and cheapest (minus Xenot which isn’t great). But yes, my AA path that is posted above isn’t as cheap as Red’s AA 3 plan and that’s on purpose. Two out of my 3 plans get you Icicle, Ferga, and Noctua first. I chose a slightly less Hunter first approach on this path as it is an AA (sorcerer) plan after all.
Trust me. I’m a Hunter fan all the way. But not everyone is so at least one of three had to give variety. Plus Red’s AA Hunter starting option is awesome so that option is available for those that went with AA to start.