I really want to play Fire Emblem: Awakening, but here's the thing.
I played Path of Radiance for a bit when it came out, then I got distracted with something. Fastforward to like 2007 or 2008, I start Path of Radiance over, love the hell out of it, and finish it. Then I foolishly roll right into playing Radiant Dawn, to find that I don't like the way the game is structured (constantly giving and taking away party members for plot reasons), and also I'm maybe a little burnt out on Fire Emblem. I finished the first act, with the Dawn Brigade, and stopped I think on the first mission of the second act. That's where my save file still is. I don't think I would have to start my file over, because frankly so little had happened in the second act that I think I could just jump back in. I didn't like it as much as Path of Radiance, but I do want to get back to it.
But my enthusiasm for Awakening is super high. I know the stories are unrelated, but my issue is that if I play Awakening first, I'll probably be satisfied with Fire Emblem again for a little while, and I really don't want to have this half-played Wii game STILL kicking around when it's already been like 3 or 4 years since it was last in my Wii. But if I play Radiant Dawn first, I fear it will dampen my enthusiasm for Awakening, and also I'll miss out on all the forum buzz and timeliness of actually playing a Fire Emblem game near launch (which I've never had the opportunity to do).
Basically, I want to play Awakening way more, but if I start playing Awakening I fear I will just never get around to playing Radiant Dawn.