Sure. They will eventually figure out ratios and such. Some may even desire to do it all up front. But I think the people inclined to do that will largely enjoy the challenge of figuring out a build to do what they want as they go. And if they find they can’t support science and have enough left over they will find a pretty simple solution.
The rest of the people (I personally think the majority) will simply not care so much and ramp up different parts of their factory as they go.
They might even do what I did and restart their base a few times before “winning” to try to get a better overall configuration now that they have some hindsight.
I simply think that most people posting (and to a lesser degree reading) are pretty advanced players and forget how long it takes the typical person to reach certain milestones and learn all the stuff you need to learn.
I’d be super curious to see the metrics around that stuff.
:: shrug ::