Each iteration of Final Fantasy (with the exception of IX) has seen an increase in technology. The first games on the NES were the purest fantasy, though they set the fantasy/technology blend the series is known for with things like airships. Final Fantasy IV took it a step further, though the overall level of technology remained the same. VI was the first of the games to really change this, being very steampunk in nature. VII really took a jump, with Midgar, a highly advanced city. It's progressed until the latest non-MMO Final Fantasy game, XIII, which barely resembles fantasy at all.
So, my question to all of you: where should the setting be in terms of technology? Should airships be the most advanced technology in the game, or are you cool with impossible floating technologically advanced cities cities?
Personally, my fondness for Final Fantasy IX makes me partial to a more classic setting. Even scaled back, the Final Fantasy universe is very unique among its genre counterparts. Keeping the series more focused on fantasy makes the world more... believable, I'll say. It's harder for me to accept wild magical technology similar to that found in later games. To be honest, I think some of it reaches the point of absurdity. I'm ok with it to a degree; X seemed to hit that fantasy/technology blend right on the mark.
So, what do you think?