Thanks for the comment Sibelius.
For me, it depends on the number of players on that team. If all players are average after their top skill, here are my rankings. I will add this, I have never seen anyone be 50% at eight, so I will answer it with that person is 33%, which is still lights out and would be the top eight meter thrower there, or at least top 2 or 3 for that day.
First. I would take the top 2 or 3 inkastare. With all things being equal, you are guaranteed a top 4 finish, period. If not a Final appearance. Proof is in the pickled herring this year. Look at Rockford, Madison, EC, Appleton, DM, and others.
Second. 8 meters. I had the privilege of paying with Dave Ellringer in DM. He was the best at 8 there that day. He made things a lot easier. However, once you go 0-3 one time, next time you have got to go 2-3.
Third. A blaster like you said. However, I would say that 2.0 is probably average, or a lot of people can do that. A top inkastare is able to make a blaster job easier, which is another reason to have inkastare first. I would still rate a top blaster at three.
Last, go first. I see a lot of 2-0 matches. Also, unless you are playing a really good team and they get 3 or more first, a great inkastare can come back easily and give their team a few shots at eight, and an average team should get one or two, now the other team has to throw four or five....business just picked up.
No sitting on the fence here.