Ugh, Malboros. I've never liked them, not since one killed off my party in FFVIII with Bad Breath. +__+ I agree, it took me quite a while to up my characters' levels and that was really frustrating at first. I got used to the long "wait" after a while. I didn't move around fast enough to get 2 levels-up in an hour... I'd say it was more like 3 in 2-3 hours for me.