Yes, when you are in the immediate area of MSU, if you want trains, then I think you might as well just use the Main Line at Clifton Station. If you want to use the bus, then you have plenty of buses to choose from. One of the 190 series buses serves Little Falls. I think most people who want to use the bus who live in Little Falls drive to Allwood Rd Park N Ride Lot. I live in Upper Montclair about two miles from that parking lot. Sometimes on weekends, I will take the bus from there. For trains, I have used the Bay Street service many times but sometimes I will use Clifton.
I don't think the Mtc-Btn Line will ever be sped up in Montclair, Glen Ridge, and Bloomfield. Too many curves, grade crossings, and the stations are a "light rail" distance from each other. Before any NJT commuter rail projects happen for the most part, Gateway needs to be done. That should have been done years ago. What I also want to see done is replacing the bridge over the Passaic River that the M&E uses and having three tracks all the way from whatever interlocking that is in Harrison to the east end of the Broad St Station platform. That is supposed to happen eventually. What I probably see happening in the short term for Mtc-Btn Line passengers who live in Montclair and points east is when the Multilevel MUs enter revenue service, they will run on the Montclair-Boonton Line as MUs should be. If MUs dominated the Lackawanna Lines, then some travel time would have been shaved off the schedule as many of those lines are meant for MUs.