To be honest, I wasn't really interested in this game but after reading what you posted I had a change heart. I may just pick this game up eventually.
Once they got rid of all those draconian policies I pre ordered as well.
Simply amazing! I just started playing this game and I must say I'm hooked. It shot up to my favorite Vita game so far (The previous title holder was Disgaea 3: AoD.) The crazy thing is that I had this game since release and I just managed to play it recently. I know this sounds like a blog worthy post but I just had to share the awesomeness that is Persona 4 Golden.
At the end of the day it's your choice of what game you pick, howvever, IMO I would go with Dragon's Crown. It has instant classic written all over it :).