Relatively new fan of the series from Quebec.
Bought V about five years ago. Loved the deep political plot, and the fact that almost every one of the 108 characters had some role to play in the story (or at the very least, a good reason for joining the army).
I then paid about a hundred bucks for III and its awesome Rashomon-like script (I should have waited for the PSN release...)
I bought I and II on the PSN last week. Almost finished with the first game, which I believe has aged better than people say. Hyped for II. Will probably buy IV and Tactics sometimes soon, despite the mixed reviews.
The only weak point of the series, in my opinion, is its low difficulty. The final boss is usually challenging enough, but I wish that at least some other fights would require me to use my brain. Still, having just finished Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, a little breather is welcome.