Lol, I know. I can't stand starting in the middle of something, which is why I never end up playing certain games. Same goes with movies. Every time a sequel to something comes out, my friends want to watch it, but I always bail because I never watched the previous ones.
It's funny how all the old art still holds up even today—though it does look very girly, which I never thought of back then.
Battle system teaser was the best; it's a shame it didn't live up to everyone's expectations :<