I really wanted to try this game since it came out, but I wasn't sure if it would be worth the 40 bucks. And I don't think the price has gone down much, if at all. So unfortunately I might not be playing it for awhile :)
I have to concur, I bought Odin Sphere for the $20 played about 2-3 hours and haven't touched it since. I also don't feel any guilt about not making my purchase worth it (I often beat games as a result of such guilt).