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Tracking encumbrance had a major influence on my very first PFS character - Theodum - a Str 7 wizard
In the early level I was permanently 'overloaded'. This was by design. I carried everything really important with me to stay just at low encumbrance - everything else would go in a sack. I even had in addition to my miniature a miniature sack that I handed to a strong fighter or dwarf to carry for me.
A lot of roleplay resulted from this.
The problem eased when midlevel I finally was able to buy a handy haversack.
A little bit later I acquired a porter. This didn't work out and he actually died in one of the scenarios where I placed him in 'the wrong place at the wrong time'.
I branched out for a level in chronicler partly because of the carrying benefits.
An RP anthaul that I used from my bonded item was partly responsible for his only death - a better spell when needed might have turned it.
So yes - I had lots of fun (and major developments in my characters live) because I was following encumbrance.
I have to admit I look less religiously at most of my other characters whom I assume that they just have enough strength not to be overloaded.