you still in the first dungeon? I hated that one. The Skulltulas in SS are a royal pain in the derriere and it took me forever to work out that the second switch was under one of the bridges to doors in the main room. Oh, and Ghiraher took a few tries XD
(I got the game a few months after one of my friends and i've finished the game whereas she still hasn't defeated ghirahim in the first battle. It was kind of hard, but everything was a LOT more straightforward than TP XD Especially the dungeons. In the first dungeon (not including the boss) I spent about 2 hours. In the first TP dungeon i spent about... 5-7 hours?
Huh. Nah, Ghirahim's pretty cool - there were just a lot of nicknames that came out of his first appearance that we actually knew his name from (The main ones being Ghira'her' and Ghira'it'). It was just people making jokes out of the fact that the second part of his name was a pronoun XD
Before we knew his name, there was the old 'Debby Diamonds' of course XD