Dude, off-topic, but not all JRPGs are long. Try Chrono Trigger or something.
And I still don't know why so many Tales fans have such a hardon for ToS. Maybe because it was the first for many of them? I dunno. I still prefer Phantasia, Eternia, and Vesperia to Symphonia. I'm tempted to check out the Narikiri Dungeon X / Phantasia X PSP game, but my lack of Japanese skills hurts.