They made some of my materia gear really useless on the change to "A Realm Reborn". However, the Paladin artifact and Ifrit's Blade kick some major ass now. It balances out!
I also now miss how cool my 1.0 character looked, perhaps I won't change to cat man after all... Damn, I'm torn!
Fraps screenshots also seem to be much cleaner than taking them in-game.