I would added that I’ve seen it mentioned that session 3 took just 1 hour. I wonder if the colour fades differently on different people’s skin, and perhaps they used too light of a colour for you guys. It would seem odd for them to intend on it fading to almost nothing.
There’s plenty of people who are happy with their SMP years down the line so I’m sure this it’s unusual for you guys to have the experience you’ve had.
Thanks for posting the updates and please do keep them coming.