Maybe just in the wrong mood to be playing VI? Haha
I do dislike parties being split up/having to use party members other than my usual team. Maybe that's contributing here! Though IV has a bit of that too.
I totally get this ^^.
FF6 is by far my favorite Final Fantasy. Let me get that out of the way so this doesn't come across wrong.
Simply put, they took out a TON of the charm, tone and feelz of the predecessors with 6. I don't care how much 6 "looks" like any other SNES era turn based title with a fantasy setting, it will never quite feel like the others. I mean, if in FF1 and FF4 you turned em on and wondered/expected to encounter a magical group of fairies to aid you on your quest you might wonder/expect to see the lot of em go extinct in FF6. <--- This is the best way I can describe the differential in how 6 makes me feel and it is not a matter of the maturity of the script alone. It is the total package. In a way, 6 foreshadowed the evolution of the franchise from high fantasy to sci fantasy for me personally and I feel like you can almost catch a glimpse of that.
Regardless (because obviously everything I've stated is highly subjective) no one can argue that tonally FF6 is not in the same realm as the titles that came before it.