Not that I'm complaining, of course, since I prefer to have the characters waaaay too strong for the monsters they're up against, purely because I'm a lazy bitch who doesn't like being deaded all the time.
Same here, yo. Although I admit, when I first started playing, I was keeping a "Dead Zack" count. It kept me from getting irritated and stopping playing. Every time I died? "OK, another Dead Zack. That brings me up to how many so far?" I cheered when I went a whole day without Zack dying (then I made the mistake of trusting Hojo. My Dead Zack count went up a lot that day...)
And Angeal's description of Zack just killed me when he said it. I laughed so hard.
*cry* I want to finish Crisis Core. It's killing me to wait another month before I can get a PSP. And how's the voice acting in the English version?