Like most things, it is easy to find yourself lost in the rules. There are rules for everything we do, which are technically termed as formal folklore. Most styles of martial arts will find you bound in rules: bow, dress accordingly, your rank is important, you must do it this way, or else you're wrong.
We're not bound by these social restrictions. Capoeira is free. Authority is mostly non-existent and can be challenged, though you may find yourself punished in the roda to show how the system works. Don't want to wear your cord or abadas to class? Don't. Think that your rank gives you privileges? It doesn't. It also doesn't make you any better than the next person. Have a different way to do a technique? Feel free to share, as most are always looking for new and exciting ways to perform, or perhaps they haven't mastered that technique and have been looking for that one way to make it make sense. You may have that way.
Interestingly, when a capoeirista receives their first rank, they suddenly feel bound by social restrictions. They being to wonder where they stand, the order in which they should perform, and so on. There are rules that govern this: it is typically by order of rank. What confuses the new ranked players is when the higher-corded players don't abide by these rules.
Eventually, as a capoeirista, you find that these social constructs don't matter anymore. A lower ranked person going before you in the sequence line isn't insulting, nor is it something to become upset over, even if the lower ranked person is getting uptight. The social tendencies of jealousy don't exist.
Capoeira is there to enjoy. It's there to experience. Don't concern yourself with the small details of social construct outside of the roda.
... Inside of the roda, you'd better know what's going on.