Last night, in my new campaign, the Paladin rolled six Misses, and that gave him enough XP to level up at the end of the session. Everyone else is hovering around halfway to Level 2.
He was an excellent meat shield but a terrible violence-maker!
And the player still had fun! I explained early on that Misses aren’t always failures, and they always progress the fiction. I did my best to live up to that, and at the end of the night he said he had a lot of fun 🙂