Thank you for clarifying my understanding: WK won’t unlock vocab items within the new level until the underlying kanji also in that level is guru’d.
But are you talking about a script to reorder the lesson queue? Or to reorder the review queue?
The thing I like least is long unbroken blocks of nothing but new kanji in my lessons queue. I like it when new vocabulary for kanji I’ve already learned previously is interspersed (which I think is why you’re suggesting to use reordering scripts).
I’m actually in the midst of one of those stretches right now, actually.
With the defaults, no reordering, and a comfortable pace of doing lessons, my experience has been:
Toward the end of a level, my lesson queue has nothing but vocabulary items within it. I drain that lesson queue slowly, keeping my Apprentice stage items at a comfortable level.
Eventually, (darn it!) I guru all the kanji in the current level and level up, unlocking more items (radicals and kanji).
I keep draining my lesson queue slowly, still seeing nice comfortable vocab items for a few more days. My happy purple zone.
Eventually, sigh, I start to see some blue radicals in my lessons queue. The blue harbinger of incoming pain. <laugh>
Next, I start to see pink kanji. Kanji are twice as hard to memorize as radicals because they have both meaning and (one) reading. They are harder than vocabulary because they are completely unfamiliar.
I personally do either 5 or zero lessons per day during this period of pink pain. From experience, I find it most comfortable to keep no more than 5-10 kanji in stages 1 & 2 (ignoring radicals and kanji). I also try to allow no more than ~100 items (r, k, or v) in any apprentice stage. I only do reviews once per day.
Eventually, I’ll guru a few of the kanji within the level, unlocking more vocabulary items that are appended to my lesson queue.
I think THIS is the point where your
Prior level vocabulary, then new level vocabulary, kanji, radicals reordering might be most attractive (assuming we are discussing the lesson queue).
One thing that still confuses me is that I’ve noticed some levels seem to only unlock only a portion of the kanji immediately after leveling up. Others appear to unlock them all.
My current level seems to have unlocked and placed all 34 of the kanji at once into my lesson queue, even after only guru’ing three or four. In other words, I’ve definitely experienced interspersed vocabulary before, but not on this level for reasons I don’t understand.
As @DurtleHeaven points out below, my “pink pain” block on this level is particularly pronounced because I didn’t miss a single review for any of my radicals. I guru’d all the radicals quite quickly, which unlocked all the kanji that were gated behind them. This had the effect of presenting a long, nearly unbroken string of 34 kanji in a row to me. I need to ponder this (I might want to intentionally miss some radical reviews on occasion!).