Mapping contexts

This is unfair to look at advantages in rules belonging to such a game, which is not being played by you. In each position leverage one may have will be different but you see similar characters in players, similar targets.

So the thing which creates difference depends on your end point. What end point you have chosen decides the entire script. Nobody gets the extra time, extra options. The push that executes things is only driven by your need.
Are you happy at your achievement, open your eyes it may be the height from where you are about to fall down. You can afford this fall, if you are up to your end point and have not decided to stay on that height along the way. If not then it was the greatest risk when you thought you have achieved everything.