Great post, it got me started!
How does your connect() redux export look like? In my case it doesn’t seem to be passing any data to createContainer. We can only create new state via updateReduxData but we cannot read from Redux, this is my observation so far. If you restart your application and drop connection to Meteor, your state will not be preloaded and your view will only receive Meteor default data before serving the collections.
How would you address this problem and ensure that we always read from Redux and Meteor only updates it?