There's ease, but then there's guarantee. And with DAGE (less with FAGE), it's have virtually no chance of failure. I wouldn't say that ease of success is necessarily a strength... because many attacks are actually failures without stunts. And a lot of the problem is with the development -- levels 1-5 were released before anything else was finalized.
Failure may not be fun, but it's dramatic and adds peril. If you're guaranteed success, just roll for stunts. Then why not just roll for stunts? Theres no glitch option - success but with complication.
While AGE is for newer (I'd also add casual) players, how long is someone new? You're not a new player at level 18!