It’s a relief to feel that you can just ride your ride and not worry about catching someone or being caught by someone immediately. It can happen but it’s down the road a while. Really, the guys that are faster than you are already starting ahead of you. Likewise, the riders that have been going slower than you are behind you so the start system makes a lot of sense that way. There are plenty of variables to throw this out of whack (terrain or areas people are much faster/slower in, etc.), but in general, it’s good and you can ride, more-or-less, on your own.