Has anyone used the KiC system, and if so, what was it like? Did you find the full-sentence context helped with retention and actual usage? Did you apply your own mnemonics, since the book does not offer its own? Were you able to jump around to accommodate important kanji you see in the real world, or is the book order very important? Did you just Anki the sentences, or have another method?
I’m just finishing up Tobira and will be starting New Authentic soon, which is supposed to be used in conjunction with KiC, I think (both Japan Times). I don’t want to get into why WK isn’t really doing it for me, but needless to say, my eye is wandering.