Skip the Fade?
The only problem with skipping the Fade is you also skip Fonts of Strength, Essence of Dexterity, Essence of Willpower, Essence of Magic, Essence of Cunning and Essence of Constitution, not to mention some very good experience. There are 21 fonts and essences that each permanently boost that attribute by one point. It is worth braving the Fade to me for these added attributes.
You get all the attribute points, codex entries and XP you normally would get, when you complete the Fade.
Guess that does not matter as the mod gives you the points. Now cheaters really do win.