I've been playing just a couple months, but I have really wanted to level SMN.
I unlocked the job, but I let it sit for a bit because I kept being told that I should have some thing other than Carby before I level.
A few weeks ago, I got a pity invite to a Garuda fight since it was a group of friends with an open spot and no one else wanted to go. I was a level 52 COR at the time. I was killed, but they won the fight and I got Garuda as a result.
Since then, I have been unable to score any other avatars. The few times that I have seen friends going to do one, there was already a wait to get into the group. I now have a level 60 COR, but since I need to take a break and level something else for a bit, I was thinking about SMN again.
What is expected out of SMN, and when is it that they are expected to have all summons? Are Fenrir and Diabolos mandatory as well, because Fenrir could take a while, and I haven't gotten much done in CoP yet.