I don't get the whole "save anywhere= easier" logic. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment allowed you to save anywhere and that game was pretty tough. I actually heard people complain that recovering SP as you walk would make the game easy but I'll bet those people never even made it past the first boss battle. The MP recovery as you walk in FF12 is a godsend since, well, it's near impossible to find MP recovery items and I use magic a lot in that game.
Screw Persona 2.
I got to that boss where a bunch of people were kidnapped and you have to fight your drugged enraged friend in some club. She kicked the shit out of me. I kinda gave up after that, sadly. Such a good game. I'm not blaming persona 2 like it would seem: i just suck at the game.
The part about the camera controls was pretty interesting. Never knew.