I agree that Snow was trying to play the bruiser AND the optimist in a dual role... it was rather offputting as previously those two were very far apart in the other FF games. Except 7 where no one really was and 9 where everyone really was.
Hope did seem like tidus before he manned up...so very annoying, that's pretty much is.
Sahz is the only one i like, he's a consistent character with actual character development.
Lightning's outfit was fine, but she's a two dimentional fem-cloud xD her character development feels forced and overall i felt more sympathy with duke nukem more than her.
vanille.... her summon is a giant tentacle monster, her mark is on her ass, she lets fang fondle her constantly, and half her language is in breathless moans. Obviously she's japanese
this incarnation of Cid is an utter dick-bite too