So What Did You Think Of Bravely Default's Second Half?

This post contains spoilers for Bravely Default.

It's been two weeks since the wonderful 3DS RPG Bravely Default came out in America, so I think it's fair to start talking about that horrible second half.

As many of you must have realized by now, the first four chapters of Bravely Default ask you to go out and save the crystals... and then the final four chapters of Bravely Default ask you to do it again, and again, and again, and again.

To get the game's "true" ending—as opposed to the less satisfying false one—you have to do all four crystal dungeons (and beat all four bosses) five times. Five times! This experience is mitigated by helpful features like auto-battle and the random encounter slider, but it's still unpleasant and infuriating, as I mentioned in my review. It's an ugly blemish on an otherwise lovely game.

So to those of you who have played that far: what do you think? Have you done all of the sidequests in every chapter? Did the game's last four chapters ruin the first four in your mind? Or did you not mind Bravely Default's second half?