Dennis @ PerfectForms
Aside from the advice given above, I can suggest two other things to help:
1) In the properties for an object next to the state drop-down there is a small box with “…” in it. This is the state overview button. Click it to see a chart for the state of that object in every possible combination of roles and stages.
2) If you will be changing the state of an object, avoid using “default” as a setting. Use Normal instead. Default will always revert back to the last state. Normal makes it editable.