I'm kinda bummed about the loss of scrapper Mickey. He seemed like a fun throwback to the days when Mister Mouse was a Bugs Bunny-esque dick to people. Ah well.
Star Ocean. Yeah... early game crafting sucks nuts. It gets better. Eventually you can get vending machines for your ship that sell the common crafting items, like eggs and screws and crap. Speeds things up phenomenally. As for spaceship parking spaces: You do realize you're not generally advertising that you're aliens from highly advanced civilizations, right? You do kind of want to keep your ship out of sight. Granted, you should also be keeping your giant robot buddy out of sight too, but nobody comments on that. That i recall.
I'm curious, one you get Myuria, if you'll still feel no reason to switch out Lymle. Guess it depends on whether you prefer balanced offense/healing or killing things before you need healing.