For me, Final Fantasy 7 wasn't just my first Final Fantasy it was my first RPG period. It was also a part of the short list of my very first games so I'll always have love for FF 7.
Besides all that, I really enjoyed the storyline, the gameplay, everything. The only thing I didn't like about 7 was Aeris. I couldn't stand that bitch. You have no idea how much love for Sephiroth I have for him all because he killed her...lol