Don't want to level up loads of different monsters, so which is considered the best one overall?
Is Yakshini's Feral Link THAT good that I should just level him? Because I was going to do Lightning for my Rav but decided to stay with Cloudburst for the FL cuz it is just that awesome. But if I can get a -good- SYN then I'm thinking I can forgo Cloudburst for the better (and more versatile) Lightning.
For the power of man to make himself what he pleases means, as we have seen, the power of some men to make other men what they please.
Everyone I talk to about the game swears by the Purple Chocobo, once fully leveled up and infused. PC can power-buff the entire group, and keep buffs going for a decent duration. Yakshini seems to be a good "second place" Synergist (honestly, I do NOT see the appeal... then again, mine isn't infused), and Sazh is a decent enough Synergist... but he's very slow to cast buffs, and usually doles out the protective buffs well before giving offensive buffs. However, he does have all the "En___" spells right off the bat, making him perfect for players who don't know about proper infusions yet (like me!).