Things get easier if your tempo is 120 , your sample is 16steps long , as you can use ramp lfo , whole numbers and get results quite quick.
If you delve into retriggers you’ll find step 1 sounds weird because of the lfo retrig on the step.
Remember you can get weird noises if you also tweak pitch / filter and fx on steps which are playing your slices.
And personally I found doing the stretch weird stuff worked well in a breakdown / stopped back section of a track , otherwise it got a little messy track wise. But it can do lots of things if you get lfo and depth values setup well.
The lfo type also impacts initial start point , if you use ramp it’s at the beginning , use triangle and it may start in the middle.