larger maps, for many people, and especially with fe6's fairly mediocre map design, involve a lot more brainless movement and repositioning between the combats, in addition to being larger timesinks in a game that's designed to be beaten in discrete map increments. yes, the suspend feature exists, but imo it's an emergency measure and fire emblem as a franchise is largely designed to have maps completed from start to finish without huge breaks.
i say largely chiefly because fe4's design is completely different to the rest of the series - but the exceptionally large maps of fe4 are considered by many to be a turnoff, frustrating to plan for, or tedious to move around. you see where i'm going with this?
having to stop to bait out badly designed units is, to a lot of people, frustrating design, especially when the best way to get around them is to stuff someone in range and leave them there for five turns to burn the charges before you can send anyone else down that axis. your solution to what that fellow claimed was frustrating design is, itself, a frustrating solution for a lot of players, myself included, which is why i don't stop.
roy is, punch for punch, per-level, worse in every single stat other than luck than ogier, a unit who is widely regarded to be pretty mediocre and outclassed by every swordsman who joins before him. ogier, a pretty crappy unit, can, however, promote before the game is essentially over. the reputation that people like to throw around about how all fire emblem lords are bad and all that shit is completely overstated and mostly just parroted by dunces from the old days or people who heard it somewhere; roy is one of the vanishingly few times where the dude is that bad.
the paralogues comprise, to wit, a fifth of the game's content, and not doing all of them locks you out of the final two maps and true ending. they are poor maps, and saying 'just ignore them' holds very little water.
well fine I give up. although I still disagree with some points people have made I understand that this game really is not a game for everyone. its just that I my self happen to really like this game for my own reasons that its kind of hard to be a fan of a game that people seem to hate. honestly I regret making this post now and I apologize for just wasting your time.