It's better than all 3 of those and I played symphonia through 7 times I liked it so much.
Symphonia is still my favorite, but Vesperia is a very close second. For people who don't like Graces as much, it's because it's a Wii game that has been modified for PS3.
Still buy Graces though. Xillia has been confirmed, but Tales of Innocent's US release depends on this lol