It would have only been 'better' if 'Clear' was worth the gummibears it's chewed from.
'Clear' as a 'state' is a fulminated pipe dream, at least as 'created' by 'The Tech'.
First grow your teeth then sell it. That's standard practice.
I believe that clear is a valuable state even if it doesn't meet the claims made for it in DMSMH. Once you know you can confront your mental pictures. you're better able to handle situations that others would back off from for fear of the restim.