I've just started playing Final Fantasy 8 for the first time, and I've come to understand that monsters level up with you. So from what I can find, the game doesn't get easier with grinding, with only a few exceptions (monsters that have level caps, so I've read).
So then what is the point of character level/experience? I understand that GFs level up, but it seems to be a wash when it comes to characters.
I'm sure I'm not the first person to ask this, but I can't seem to find a straight answer anywhere; just guides on how to best perform leveling .. which seems pointless.
At least in other FFs you could grind if you were having a difficult time with a particular enemy or boss, or you wanted to easily farm some desired item. That back-up strategy seems lost in FF8.