You forgot to mention the part where it's only frustrating if you suck at the game.
Har har, because all the players that admit that it is a frustrating game for newcomers must suck at it, right? Even the ones that actually enjoy the game. Thank God I got Demons's Souls for free, because after 40 hours of playing and no clear goal in sight I tossed the thing into the garbage...where it belongs.
I really, really, really, really hope they don't do this. The last thing FF games need now is to be so utterly frustrating in gameplay that the players want to toss their controllers at the screen.
Did the Gargoyles get you?
No, but the sheer utter hatred for anything resembling a story and incentive to continue playing it did.
When all else fails; hit them with the force of an 18-wheeler.