Eventually this list of requirements grows as every fan of the genre add the thing they require most to make it a FF. Eventually they all end up hating it.
What? Airships, Chocobos, Moogles, Crystals, Summons... I never get sick of that **** I don't see the list growing that much... a good portion of the list includes things that are in 50% of the games already.
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...
Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.
Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.