The Protestant route would go East to West, saving the best to last. But we follow a more Catholic tradition - probably for practical reasons. Getting folk together at the end of a crossing is easy on the East coast, and almost impossible on the West without extending everyone's journey.
So the first bit is the greatest. Let's hope for good weather so we can camp high and are not deflected onto our foul weather routes.
As usual the first four days are in the wild, with the last evening arriving at a resupply point. In this case the Great Glen Hostel with the nearby restaurant & bar on a Barge which was closed when I came past in 2011.