I need to get around to doing Xillia 2 myself. I played and beat it in Japanese, but in doing so I fell in love with the Madoka costumes (especially Leia's Mami outfit). The lack of said outfits, and remembering how god damned annoying the debt system was, is what's keeping me from getting it out of my backlog.
To date, it's the only Tales game (discounting Vesperia since I don't have a 360, though I imported the PS3 version) that I didn't get at release. I'll give Zestiria the same chance I gave it, though. Give me a reason to get it at release (pre-order costumes or other limited time DLC) or I'll wait for it to hit $20. No more of this removing standard things (pre-order items) to make CE's more attractive BS.