That's what "IMO" is for, Billabong.But I'll have to say that your accusations about FFVII's aspects as the worst in the series are a little bit off.
It's not a bad game, it's good, but it doesn't compare to other FF's in my opinion. That cow is over-milked.Why was it so popular? Because people thought it was good. (although it's overrated, it's still quite popular and a good game anyways.)
The only good thing I've seen in DoC so far is the recent scans of Yuffie Finally, an improvement in the character.And DoC looks.. bad.
I actually would not mind seeing a spin-off of Final Fantasy 6 or better yet, Final Fantasy 9. But then again, I'll probably regret saying this when the time comes.
FF9 is the most underrated of all games. I would love to see something else for it, the story, characters and the music far exceeds FFVII's (IMO). But I'm picky against sequels, too. Most of them don't live up to the originals.