*grumblegrumble* it's not as bad as they make it out to be *grumble grumble*
I'm with you. I prefer FFT:A to FFT.
this does not compute with me
FFT: A is more or less unplayable (at least if you like having fun)
Your photobucket does not compute either.
That said, in a post Bravely Default world, there's no reason to want to break any game over your knee that hates your time so throughly. Even if you beeline the Swordbreaker or understand the hilarity of Morphers, Assassins, Jugglers and other such ridiculous Jobs, the game still requires that you fight about 20 story battles or 40 random encounters just to obtain even one of those gamebreaking abilities out of dozens of ways to utterly break the game's difficulty curve (because the best way to be inspired by an FFIX mechanic was to go about it in the most asinine way possible and make 90+% (would be 99% if Blue Magic didn't exist) of the game's abilities learnable only through weapons, which everyone short of a Dual-Wielding Ninja was limited to one of per battle, and only the battle itself determined how much AP you got out of it versus just doing things like FFT, and the amount earned was paltry at best, even with the AP grinding items, and battles themselves took anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour to complete depending on the Laws (not the enemies, not the stage, and not your abilities; just the Laws and those were almost impossible to actually deal with, and god help you if you forgot to save before getting nailed by a bullshit Red Card due to the grind being as tedious and mindless as it was)).
And while FFTA2 tried to improve things, FFTA1 was so completely busted to begin with, and FFTA2's 'improvements' were barely incremental at best, that beyond the travesty that was Luso's character design, there are even fewer reasons to ever bother with the game.
Squeenix really dropped the ball during the entire GBA/DS eras and didn't really turn it around until after having to burn FFXIV 1.0 to the ground. That said, one counter example of Squeenix's aughts' era ineptitudes was Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume
. Its clever and short enough SRPG to be worth playing, even in spite of it being from Squeenix and Tri-Ace, and should be a fairly good buy for the thread's OP even if it isn't the most n00b friendly game.