Oh crap. You just reminded me that the US version of persona had the random encounter rate dropped quite a bit (somewhat lower than EPs, seemingly a LOT lower than IS'). and increased money you got after battles. Wonder if the PSP version'll go back to that :( Game was hard enough as is, and for the love of god more damn augustus trees or save anywhere.
Why do people keep expecting Atlus to change anything in their games anymore? Atlus was -so- embarassed by the P1 changes they almost didn't take the PSP remake on because it would remind people of how incredibly inept their first attempt at it was. They're not going to change the encounter rate, the amount of money you get, or the skin color of any of the characters.
However, Atlus Japan is adding more savepoints to the game, because given it's portable status, you kind of need to have save points.
I tend to only be annoyed by how some people seemed to just want more and more Persona. Then again I don't think I've been hearing clamoring for a P5, so I guess most people just wanted a single encore. Or are still playing P4, whichever.
Go to the Atlus Forums, the board is swarming with 14 year olds who can't spell (or read, apparently) asking Atlus USA to PLZ MAKE P5 ON PS2. I mean, I try not to be too judgemental on them because I was like that at one point myself, but it is -seriously- grating to hear it constantly, especially when the same poeple keep spouting it after we tell them why it's not going to happen.
On topic: My first Megaten game was Persona: Revelations, and it's a wonder I didn't compeltely axe the series after that. Game did nothing for me at the time. I think the next game I picked up was Nocturne, although Devil Summoner may have come first. It was years ago, so it's a rather foggy timeframe for me. I know I had initially shown interest in DDS and Nocturne when they first came out, but for some reason I passed on them and I've been kicking myself for it ever since. Luckily, I managed to track down near-mint copies of both for relatively low prices after several online friends expounded the virtues of the games to me, so it all worked out.
I've played all the US released Megatens(Although Last Bible only in passing, and I haven't finished P1, P2, or Demikids), and I don't think I could pick a favorite game, as I like all of them for one reason or another. Demikids and P1 are probably at the bottom of the list though.