And whoever said Uematsu is "Decent" please point me towards somebody that has an entire body of work, better than him <.<
The usage of 'decent' was a bit facetious, but Uematsu was in a very unique situation; having the great opportunity to work consistently with a certain freedom that I think is rare. And he was able to create that body of work where other composers couldnt. There are equally if not more talented composers like Mitsuda and the aforementioned Sakimoto who were just working in Uematsu's shadow. And of course there's someone like Koji Kondo who IMO could be considered better because he has reached so many more people.
Don't get me wrong I love Uemastu, but in one sense he is like the Beatles; he's not too flashy and I think he excells with his simpler more melodic work. He, I think, struggles on the more orchestral things; when he tries to do things like the band Rush. That doesn't mean he's not good, it doesn't mean those pieces aren't good, I just think other composers do that style better.