I'm a little stuck on how spontaneous magic casting totals work. Is is the same basic function as Formulaic magic, where the casting total has to equal or exceed the level of the spell in order for it to be cast? That seems a bit odd to me, as that would mean that non-fatiguing spontaneous magic could work with only hideously low-level spells (for example, a mage casting a non-fatiguing spontaneous spell with an art and form of 6 ranks each, and stamina of 3, could cast at best a spell of level 3). If this isn't the case, how does spontaneous casting truly work, and if this is true . . . how can I make spontaneous magic a more viable option in my campaign?
And, if possible, could someone right out a few in game examples; one for formulaic magic, one for spontaneous, and one for a round of magical combat? I was amazed while reading the rules that nowhere was there an example for any spellcasting, and that there was barely a paragraph on magical combat.