So I have finally sat down to work on an idea that has been brewing in my head for quite some time. I won't get into details, but it is a fairly complicated and layered plot involving 6 MCs. With that in mind, I know that I need to find a way to deftly balance character development and flipping between POVs. Therefore, I am trying to determine the best way to introduce readers to my characters and their stories. My question comes to the very first few sentences of a story. When writing (or just reading, for that matter) do you like to have a "table setting" of sorts, where the scene is laid out before you, or do you prefer to be plopped down in a scene, unsure of any character identities or the setting? I have begun to write my first scene in the latter style, as I feel like it aligns better with the idea of showing instead of telling, but I'm afraid my readers may feel disoriented by it.