Now don't get me wrong. Grinding when each battle takes about 5 minutes (I'm looking at you Lost Odyssey as a semi-recent example) is a huge chore that kills the fun out of it; even more-so if you barely get the exp needed and you need to grind to survive. But; I still love a good grind now and then to defeat the epic boss which also requires a good strategy to boot. One of my favorite RPGs did this pretty well I think...but I remember replaying it and demolishing the game without grinding one bit. My point is this: If your character's growth is quick, fun, and encouraged; would you enjoy grinding in said game? And what is your overall opinion of grinding. Does it annoy you as a requirement? Does it annoy you even more that a game is too easy once you have done a bit of grinding? I plan on using grinding as a part of my game because of the way I am making my levels and such. I know it turns many people off, which kind of saddens me, but I definitely understand it. I myself hate grinding if the game's battles are boring and/or longer than a random fight should be.