Regarding the default IP address, Alberto's page suggests changing the IP address to something other than 192.168.1.1, and this is the very first thing I do on every install. What are the challenges of making a "wholesale" changes in the default delivered IP address for all LEDE devices to something less common (192.168.1.11 etc)? FYI Gli uses 192.168.8.1.
Regarding the other playground pages in process:
In the section "Installing LEDE System Upgrade" I believe it is relevant to note that the process described assumes Luci is installed. This process does not cover a CLi only device. Should this section be renamed "Installing LEDE System Upgrade with LuCi"?
There is a drastic difference between Rich and Alberto's pages, being that one is written from a UCI perspective (snapshot builds with no Luci) and the other with Luci installed. I believe there need to be 2 clearly defined paths and see Rich has created a blank page for this.
I agree with Rich that going directly to an AP deserves to be separate and that all users should build a standard router first. There already are wiki pages for Dump AP in OpwnWrt, but I am not seeing this on LEDE. https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/recipes/dumbap
Regarding "Many devices do not have a WAN port", I believe that the standard instructions will work for a single port device up to step 5 here: https://lede-project.org/docs/guide-quick-start/start . Not all single port devices are used as Access Points. There are many "Travel Routers" (HooToo TM-02 and many TP-Links) that are intended to connect to a WISP\AP\STAtion. I think it would be helpful to cover enabling and configuring wireless via UCI. The user will need to know the credentials and security for the WISP\AP\STAtion they wish to connect to. This could be added to the "Router vs Access Point" page content and linked from step 5. For devices with Luci, this can point to an existing(?) wiki.
On this new page https://lede-project.org/docs/guide-quick-start/developmentinstallation can we please add at the top a note about the life cycle of "Snapshot" builds and packages (they change almost daily, packages may be build specific, you may wish to download all the packages for your build w wget to support your particular install going forward). There are a number of users who will adopt snapshot as they need support for a new router not supported in Release 17.01, but also want stability until the next release. This may also need to link to other wikis on extroot and modifying the default package repository.
A number of these comments are based on my experience installing "snapshot" on a HooToo TM-02, with a single LAN and USB.
I think Rich may have incorporated some of this, but I am not clear on how these pages sequence at the moment.