TIGS directed me to this little game. Yeah, I tend to like a lot of linear JRPGs (Playing Chrono Trigger DS right now. And groaning at getting some fetch quests instead of a hard bonus dungeon), but, as noted in earlier threads, I hate level grinding, especially if it involves random encounters. A good story can compensate, but with many games, it's easy to cut corners by adding on grind.
So, feel free to continue videogame rants here.