Haha, do you plan on playing Persona 3 and 4, Klyde? I highly recommend them.
My summer of 2008 was nothing but persona 3 fes. I'll never forget it because I was on probation and had a curfew at the time so I was home early each night with nothing to do but play the beee-jesus out of it! I loved it. (still totally an akihiko fanboy to this day...)
Persona 4 I finally got to in fall of 2010. I remember it was then clearly because (ironically enough) I was playing it when I finally got off probation-LoL
Is it odd that I seem to recall periods of my life concurrently with the RPG I was hung up on at the time?? Anyhow...
While I enjoyed P3 a wee bit more purely for the cast, the gameplay and "tone" of 4 had me from the door. Both were fantastic games though, and probably the only 2 in my library of the last 10 years I really feel like giving a re-play. Partially because the stress of probation impacted my enjoyment of any leisure activity I tried to enjoy at the time and partially because I missed so much on my first and only play-throughs.
I also have to say that, hands down, they have the best soundtracks of any JRPG I played in the last decade IMO (a tall statement, I know)... the opening theme to p3fes still gets stuck in my skull from time to time.
On the note of p3 fes though... screw "the answer".... drove me nuts. I never did complete that extra leg of the journey and if/when I do replay it I want to go the psp route next time around.
And the last thing I have to say about it... in spite of all my praise of the two titles, I have to rank p2IS and EP to be my favorite amongst the three (I can't help but view IS and EP as one long game). As I have expressed already pages ago, I haven't been this wrapped in a game in all my adult life. I had actually gotten to the point where I really believed I simply could not enjoy games to same extent or degree I did when I was a kid until I played Persona 2. Now I know better... I just wasn't playing the right games :)