Thanks so much for posting this! So nice to have all this information in one place.
I have been trying to master going curly my hair for about two months and the super-soaker method works great with my fine hair-it organizes the top and really helps me get some volume at the roots where my hair is pretty thin. I diffuse the roots upside down and to the side, then slide some clips from back to front along the part while I dry the rest of my hair.
I also found that since the hair clumps so easily with this method, I can use much less product--a bit of soft gel throughout, and a very little bit of hard gel on the midsections. Nice clumps, great curls, but very soft, natural, no crunch.