Let's rewind time. Final Fantasy is a JRPG. Preference of liking or hating it is completely left up to the player/individual, factors in which could determine preference is masculinity, aversion to all things Japanese, and not understanding "convoluted" plot-lines. In no way is intelligence a factor in Final Fantasy being enjoyed, although it doesn't hurt either. Final Fantasy back in the day was not only for the intelligent, but it sure did help give birth to them, as did many JRPGs.
"Nostalgia hit me like a train!"
Reworked and less idiotic I hope.