FWIW -- I CAN start a new character at the beginning of FoV.
You say some people have had a prob with the transition into the add-on content? That is where I am crashing, I think, if I understand your description.
Previously, before add-on, I had fight -- then talk w/Ygerna, then shown my HORRIFIC FATE: spending all eternity, LISTENING to that boring, ugly, whiny 'Divine' talk about how he bemoans everything... OMG!!!
Talk about horrible fates! Who thought that he was somehow a good guy and thought up this story line, anyway? Comments on that here
I don't see what about my description makes you think it isn't on the transition point. It was after Ygrn's gloat & wakeup, but before I start into the scene w/the demon coming to release me from the crystal [what idiot would think that letting me 'out' would be a good thing -- especially a demon 'siding' with Ygrna; she would know what I was capable of against Damian, and certainly couldn't have thought it would be a good thing!].
Isn't that exactly the transition from old -> add-on?