Part of me feels good, as I haven't actually enjoyed Final Fantasy since 7 (okay, more accurate to say I haven't loved it since 7, with 9 and 10 being moderately enjoyable). But at the same time, Final Fantasy 1, 4, 6 and 7 are such excellent experiences with such great memories.
The thing is, how do you introduce a kid to those games now? FF1 in particular. I think FF4 might be a decent starting point for an 8 or 9 year old, but it's so different from a lot of games they'll grow up with.