I begin my game with just two characters. As the player goes through each plot beat, they will slowly gain new allies until hitting seven characters total, which is the max. I'm well aware that writing for a bunch a characters can be tricky, but I believe in my writing skills.
Most, if not all, event related issues should be fairly similar in nature. I have a few Discord acquaintances who have it, and everything I've seen points to Trinity being normal MV, just slightly downsized for consoles.
You gotta remember that what was once free was entirely Yanfly's. The VisuStella plugins are not solely Yanfly's code. I believe it was noted that the VS plugins use code from some of their personal projects.
Far as pricing goes, it'd be nice if it were lower, yeah. But there are plenty of...
sooo I'm making the music for my game and yeah... prepare for a very non typical rpg ost... I don't even know how to make typical sounding stuff. I can do D&B, hiphop, glitch, and whatnot all day tho lol.