Well I was gonna say that Lysander couldnt go in a drop pod because he has terminator armour and only SW termies can do that... but Im not gonna.
He doesn't fit inside. He rides it down like Major Kong. That's just how badass he is.
I've actually experimented with sending the storm straight into the enemy guns if I'm going second. That way he really has to shoot the thing, which distracts fire from everyone else. However, the only time I tried doing this I stole the initiative and tabled the guy, so not really a great illustration. This is only a good idea against gun lines though (in this case, a tau guy with 9 broadsides). Otherwise it does outflank.
The army does work going second though. The vindicators or landspeeders are sometimes out of action, depending on cover, but actually a small minority of people nowadays have heavy long ranged AT. It's mostly all about meltas and cc for tanks now it seems, which doesn't really happen on turn 1.
There's a bit of a question mark over the typhoons for sure. I find that they are a nice way to take down problem enemy units like transports and lootas. They are able to target just about anything, at all ranges, and stay away from most reprisals. I like them. They escape a lot of the shooting, which tends to be aimed at the stuff that's closer. I like them in this list, though they are not for everyone.