I actually played persona 4 first and got hooked. Then I played Persona 3 only to be left with that sadness. Now I am currently playing Persona 5. So far, I am loving Ann, Makoto and Ryuuji. And okay, Yuuske with his eccentrics haha. And all the additional game in features are awesome :D
I beat it a few days back. If my brother wasn't playing through his file right now (Damn that snallygaster! He wakes up before I do and usurps the game consoles before I rouse! Its been days since I played!), I'd be doing my max social link run on New Game + by now.
I've play a through persona 4 golden and a bit of p3 but I stopped that when I got the new which I am currently playing a lot
I enjoyed it was worth the wait as per usual yoshistune is a beast if you transfer certain skills through varying methods in fusion.
Also the takemi and chiyaha are must have social links. At least early in for takemi since you can get the sp regeneration accessories. Whereas with chiyaha you grow confidant links without expending time. Once your at a certain point in her social link.
The only two I didnt max out on my first run were the sun and hanged man confidants.