The one suggestion I can give you is to not play Tales of Symphonia 2. That was the main reason I got a wii and as a huge fan of the Tales series I have to say I was so incredibly letdown. And I'm the type of person who will force themselves to like a game from a franchise I enjoy.
I'm the same way, I have the same mentality in music often too. What was so bad with it?
I've long been a fan of the series but I've only finished a few of them (I'm ashamed to say). Here are the ones I own and my level of involvement with them;
Tales Of Destiny (played about ~10 hours, got sidetracked).
Tales Of Eternia (ToD2 in North America) - beat, loved it.
Tales Of Legendia - Beat, not as good as ToE
Tales Of Symphonia - Beat it, my second favourite.
Tales Of Symphonia 2 - never played
Tales Of The World: RM - Not as good as others but held my interest.
Tales Of the Abyss - never played :/
Tales Of Vesperia - Got about 4 hours in, love it so far but I got sidetracked.