I don't agree with TC especially due to the asspull that is "Polls show that Lightning is the least liked FF character". But it is logical with the FF series.
FF is a polarizing brand, the first game always draws the most people. A sequel to that game will draw in the people who liked the first, so the herd is thinned out. This happens again with the next sequel. So the herd is thinned twice.
I wonder where he got the polls from. His ass does sound logical.