Sign up / payment and create classified process question

Now that I've upgraded to the latest version, the process to signup, pay and submit classifieds is different. Just want to be clear, and have a couple quick questions.

1) A new classified advertiser must join first, right? (Nothing to pay for yet.)
2) Upon receiving their registration email (with auto-generated WP password), the new advertiser is redirected to their user profile page. (I'd prefer to send them to the "buy a classified ad" page. Must find a way to do this.)
3) I haven't been able to replicate the "buy a classifed ad" process yet with the new update. When I log in as a new advertiser, navigate to the classifieds dashboard and finally found the subtle link to "create new ad" at the top of the page, I don't have sufficient permissions. (Although I've set the new user from "subscriber" to "classifieds member" - which wasn't done by default. And, I confirmed the abilities for the role "classifieds member" to view & add classifieds.)

So, my questions are:
1) What must I do to allow a new user to signup, pay, and create a classified ad now?
2) Is my assumption correct on the process? (First signup with WP, then buy ad, then create it)

Thanks -

Todd