On the topic of P3, I liked how you could take your character to go to the bathroom. I always wondered how in other RPGs the characters could go on forever without nature ever rearing it's ugly head.
Didn't Zidane or someone tinkle in FF9? :P
That's what I like about P3, it's realistic in that way. In all these RPGs these characters just up and leave their everyday lives to fight the evil du jour. In Persona 3 (..and I guess 4, but I haven't played it yet :P) you still have said everyday life and maintaining friendships with people not necessary a part of your party.
As for boring deaths.. yeah, I got nothing. Other than it would be funny for like five minutes then I'd get kinda pissed. :P