I would recommend the Core 10K deck, but then maybe used in a different way than what you migh originally intended.
Going from word 1 until 10K sounded like a huge task, so I started by suspending all the cards, and gradually unsuspended only the ones that I was seeing in any other of my resources. First was Genki, any vocab it was presented in the chapter I unsuspended the correspondant card in the deck, adding the whole SRS thing. Then gradually I started reading, and also, any new word, I save it, and then I unsuspended that vocab card on the deck.
That way I only was reviewing new words that had some context, at least for me. Sometimes the card in the Core10k had a sentence using a different meaning of the same word, so that was a plus too, I got 2 for 1
After some levels in WK I activated all vocab comming from WK too; maybe not necessary, but that got me to see some clear example sentence from the words presented in WK, and let me realize if any word was maybe a bit obscure or not that common.
Anyway, that’s my take on using a premade deck … I mean someone did all that great work… so you might use it to your advantage but maybe more oriented to your needs.
I might edit sometimes some cards too, adding extra meaning maybe or changing the provided image for a more clear depiction of the word… but in any case is much less effort than going from scratch.
By the way I got this one , as I’ve seen some more “bare bones” version of it.