It is interesting to see the types of people surrounding the leadership David. Men of valor, loyal, honorable, single hearted, knowing the times and what needed to be done, skilled with both hands, lion faced, some setting 100's to run. David's success can be attributed to God first and David's heart towards God second but, there should be no doubt that God had supplied and was using the men surrounding David to get the job done. Few of these men could be termed saintly by our standards but, much needed none the less.
My first reading through Kings left me with the impression that David and Samuel could have done better; that much of what David had gone through prior to this, namely his exile, could have been stirred away from either by David manning up or Samuel taking on some role of mentorship. In this second account I see the numbers and types of men that came into rank behind David and wonder if God had not been working all of the preliminaries to orchestrate this present innaugeration and the momentum generated from it.