When I started there was a lot of Hiragana lessons which was great as I needed to refresh on a few of them. Then I expected the same with Katakana before hitting Kanji but I just met a little Katakana and then it was introducing Kanji. Not saying this is necessarily bad as one needs to get it all anyway, I just thought they would go through Katakana the same they did with Hiragana.
I know this is still in Beta but as a learner I would like a complete walkthrough of Hiragana and Katakana and then hit basic Kanji with the radicals. And then of course expand on Kanji and mix it all up. I'm still able to cram stuff into my head but it feels like I've missed something.
My two Lingots only of course. Everyone has their own preference, just thought I'd throw this out there :)
Btw, I'm lovin' the comment sections. Learning a lot just by reading them!
Yes, I think going through all the Hiragana and Katakana characters first helps a lot before you start tackling Kanji. The way this Japanese course is set up, it serves me better as a tool to refresh what I already knew. Like I said I still learn new things but I hope they will at least consider these suggestions at a later stage because having a solid structure is important when learning.
But like we all keep repeating; Duolingo should not be your only source anyway :)