Hi Fazard, I would't worry about it too much as SGP platesole works really well. Just start by making sure that your mount is polar aligned as best as you can and everything should work just fine.
Depending upon your mount, most mounts will require you to do some initial sync's as part of the polar alignment routine anyway, unless you have an obs, then you will only do this once.
I have an eq8 in my obs which is far from perfectly polar aligned and I use eqascom/eqmod and I always start with zero saved syncs point, then just slew to a target & plate solve then slew again after plate solve is finished. Most of the time I just use the auto-centre function.
For me I get the best results if my plate solve exposure is around 10-20 secs, and I tend to stick with the astrometry.net as the solver as it never fails.
A few tips I would recommend:
1) create a new sequence for each target, e.g. M31, and when you are happy you have the target exactly where you want it, run a second plate solve and when you get the notification window to say it's complete, then tick the box to save the exact position info into SGP then save your sequence. This will allow you to use the auto center function to great effect, which will allow you to consistently slew back to target and position it within a few pixels every time and if like me you like your sleep, then it allows for imaging automation.
2) don't waste time trying to build pointing models, as that's the whole point of plate solving.
3) set auto centre retries to 5, and set it to centre to within 25px.
4) try to make sure your are polar aligned as accurately as possible as this will make a big difference between success and failure.