I am just pluging away on maxing the main stat for each character in FF6. Just got the Paladin Shield. Pretty stoked.
Ah, I'm going through Final Fantasy 6 as well (I'm playing it through the Virtual console though). Just got through the burning house in Thasmas. It's funny, because I'm doing the oposite with this runthrough of the game; I'm trying to get through it fast as possible with no attention paid to leveling up. So far, so good.
Little saddened that Lock has already reached level 25...
Also, planning on playing through with Setzer, Gau, Strago, and Mog when I finally get full control of my team.