It's amazing how much more relaxing a New Game+
in P4 is when I don't have to worry about raising stats.
Of course, I still have to contend with levelling and such, but at least the Social Links are pretty lenient.
A problem I'm facing is that I'm following what seems to be the only guide on the Internet (certainly on Gamefaqs) that deals with maxing out Social Links, and it's a little... strange, I suppose the word is. For example, there's a whole string of Magician meetings, requiring the necessary Arcana Persona, and then it hits rank 4 and... nothing. Then there's lots of Chariot, all the way until rank 7, then Strength to rank 5, then Priestess, then back to Chariot, then Strength, and after a few months back to Magician. Or something like that.
The upshot is that I have to switch Personae in and out almost weekly, since I need about five of my slots for my expensive battle Personae (Helel and Lucifer for mass damage, Ishtar for Zio skills, Trumpeter for Cool Breeze, Yoshitsune for Null Physical). I suppose this really is the optimal pace, but I kind of wish I can get my party members to their evolved Personae faster.
Also, since I don't need to lunch at Aiya during rainy days anymore, I've been using rainy nothing-to-do days to fish. I think I have eight Huge Fish and several Genji Ayu; the difference between the two vibration-wise is not large.