I don't consider 8th level "early game" so Schism doesn't help overmuch. But yes, once you get some levels under your belt, the buffs are easier to activate, though they require more dedication to keep relevant.
Considering you need to be 6 to even enter the class, are you really waiting that long? :-\
Quickened Synchro is available at level 7 (even earlier with Overchannel) if you prefer that.
Originally Posted by Fax Celestis
Ooh, ooh, do Psicrystal Imprinter!
I'm tempted, but want to wait for PsiEx to cover anything DSP there are very handy feats in the works.
It's the reason my original PsU guide is still covered in cobwebs after all