Re: Ngeh! Seafood soup!
Yeah, it's always been sort of an Achilles' heel with games like this when you have to defend them to those who don't like them--pointing out that if you have maybe two or three people in the game who learn Ultima, the game's over. Sort of like how I now kind of hate the Crissaegrim/Ring of Varda combination in Symphony Of The Night: it makes the game too damn easy.
Which is probably why for a lot of people Final Fantasy Tactics remains the best FF game--because it keeps levelling itself up along with you.
Oh well, FF6 gave me so many happy memories that I'll never forget it. But I never shut up about that subject.