Popped out the cylinder again and removed all but one pin to get the feel for it. Then worked up a bit, now I'm at 3 pins and am having trouble single-pinning it - though raking works great, can pop it in under 2 seconds!
The first time I "got" the feeling when you set a pin (with 2 pins in) was pretty cool though, all of a sudden it gets a lot easier. But I'm finding I'm having trouble manipulating the 3rd pin now - the small hook almost seems too big, it gets stuck.
The half diamond works better for me with this lock, and I almost didn't order it, too!