I'd been a fan of FF since #1, and I've foudn many recent installments to be a real turn off. When I first saw lighting, years before release, I fell in love.. then the more I heard about the game, the more annoyed i became.. linearity is a huge peeve, and many of the features sounded like things that would irritate me, so.. I've never played it. First FF besides the online ones that I didn't buy. But your art keep making strong points.
The general annoyed look tends to look pretty hot. Especially when they have revealing clothes because then they have the look of, "Don't even think about using your crap pickup lines on me dirtbag or I'll mop the floor with your face."