Look at the supposedly "gains" he could have gotten, only to lose it. 1. His servant is still a cripple. Mentally a retard, and physically a cripple. 2. He still hasn't got his base / foundation. 3. His so called "cheat" is no longer a "cheat" that is 'useful'. The basis is there (after all, its the recurring theme of the story, at least up to the translated chapters). 4. His original plans all thwarted and he's forced to react to circumstances, instead of being in a position to proactively determine every path. 5. He found new fortunes, only for him to console himself saying "its not the right one for me". The only difference now, which is quite subtle, is that all the female characters doesn't go full NTR on him (unlike gate of 'misfortune'). So how is it very different from gate of good fortune? (the novel)? It is still him being kicked around left and right.