I unfortunately have a terrible problem in which I am obsessed with min/maxing absolutely everything in games, but after doing a little research into Master/Second Seals, I was completely befuddled at how complicated it is in trying to min/max your stats. Getting all the skills seems like a confusing process as well. Is it that much more helpful (or necessary) to learn how to properly use Seals to finish the game? And if it is, is there an easy way to understand how to use the Seals?
I'm playing on Normal and Casual, so I'm going to assume that all of this Seals nonsense really isn't necessary, but I just want to make sure. I remember being unable to finish the first Fire Emblem on the GBA because one of the chapters was just too goddamn hard (there was a pirate ship involved if I recall correctly), and I don't want this to happen with Awakening. My obsessiveness with maxing stats is also what's making me hesitate. And just as an FYI, I'm on Chapter 6 or 7, and just hit level 10 with my main character.