I'm gonna make my own FF timeline:
1990 - s69-5 sees a neat box with the words "Final Fantasy" in his local game rental store. He rents it and falls in love. Purchases the game sometime later.
1992 - s69-5 buys an SNES. First two games wanted: SF2 and FF2 (FF4). Unfortunately, FF2 is sold out. He buys SF2 and Contra 3 instead.
1993 - On a trip to the U.S., s69-5 finds FF2 and purchases it instantly. He fawns over the manual for the entire trip home.
1993 - s69-5 reads a tiny preview (with one pic) for FFV in a gaming magazine. He is excited for the release in North America.
1993 - s69-5 rents Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest. Is a bit disappointed, but hey, it was a rental!
1994 - s69-5 unwraps a wonderful X-Mas present in the form of FFIII (FFVI). A very happy christmas indeed.
1997 - After hearing that Square had jumped over to the Sony platform, s69-5 buys a Playstation in October. Buys Wipeout XL and Final Fantasy VII immediately.
1998 - s69-5 rents FF:Tactics. Pulls an all-nighter, unable to draw himself away from the screen. Closes his eyes to finally sleep and dreams of "Act --> Attack". Purchases the game sometime later. Becomes his favourite FF game ever made.
1999 - s69-5 purchases FFVIII. Mixed feelings about it at first, but soon became his favourite of the numbered series once he understood the mechanics of it.
1999 - Rents Ergheiz. Not really an FF title, but contains some characters from the series. Now let's never mention that game ever again.
1999 - s69-5 purchases FF: Anthology. Is ecstatic to finally play FFV after waiting for 6 years. Is not disappointed.
2000 - s69-5 is the first to walk out of his local EB with a copy of FFIX. Enjoys the game, and the nostalgia trip, but is also a bit disappointed by the lack of customization overall. Also thought both Zidane and Kuja were female (the first and only time he ever made that mistake).
2001 - s69-5 actively passes on FF: Chronicles since he still owns the SNES carts of both of the games included.
2002 - s69-5 borrows his friend's PS2 for a month to play FFX (as he could not yet afford a PS2 himself). He enjoys it, but finds it disgustingly easy. It is also the first time he uses an analog stick.
2003 - s69-5 buys a PS2 and FFX at the same time.
2003 - Buys and enjoys Kingdom Hearts
2003 - s69-5 rounds out his collection by purchasing FF: Origins and finally gets a chance to play the previously unreleased in NA, Final Fantasy II.
2003 - s69-5 is actively dismayed by Square's decision to release FFXI as an MMO. Is the first numbered FF game that s69-5 has never (and will never) own.
2003 - Buys FFX-2. Considers this game to have the best ATB system ever devised (due to speed). Thoroughly enjoys it, even as others pan it. Is up with FFVIII in his books as best numbered FF game.
2004 - Finally beats the only FF super boss to give him a problem - Omega Weapon in FFVIII. He does this while extremely drunk (and has never been able to match this feat while sober).
2005 - Purchases FF:Tactics Advance for the Gameboy Advance. Finds that it is not nearly as good as FF: Tactics, but still enjoyable.
2006: Tries demo of Dirge of Cerberus. Avoids game like the plague forthwith.
2006 - Purchases Kingdom Hearts 2. Loves it, though considers Sephiroth to be a joke in this game. He was much harder in KH1.
2006 - Purchases FFXII. s69-5's wife beats the game and Yiazmat before he does as she was not permitted to work yet (waiting for Permanent Residence status). s69-5 does eventually accomplish these feats as well. But neither he or his wife continue on to beat Omega XIII. Maybe he will go back into someday.
2008 - Receives Crisis Core for X-Mas. Has fun with it, but wishes the slots were less random. Then notices that maybe they aren't random. Is unsure.
2008-2009: Watches his wife play the FFIII & FFIV remakes on her DS.
2009 - Receives Dissidia as a Birthday present. Has been in his PSP almost exclusively ever since. BEST PSP GAME EVER!
2010 - After years of waiting, purchases FFXIII. Finds it fun but flawed. Battle system is best since X-2, but story is lacking. Does enjoy having an all girl party again though!
2010 - Purchases Crystal Defenders for his wife, who happens to enjoy Tower Defense. s69-5 plays it occasionally.
2010 - s69-5 is holding his (almost) newborn baby boy as he obtains the Platinum Trophy for FFXIII.
2010 and beyond! - Actively passes on FFXIV. Pay 2 play? No dice!
Is also still waiting on FF: Agito XIII and FF: Versus XIII. Is excited for Dissidia: Duodecim.