if I build second and go first, I believe I have a strategy such that going first in such game is significantly worse than going second in a 1st1st game. In short, I'm going to match the color of 1-point star you use with my own, and then use the tempo advantage to take the last, blocking you out of that color right off the bat.
Wow, I can't believe I've never seem that before. Well, that's it then... Second Player Builds First is now Dead To Me. Well proven sir! -- Andy