The impression I get is that this port is nowhere near as good as the VII port?
I can see that being an issue. But it's only the battle UI that's an issue. All the other UI touchups are beautiful. All I'm saying is that leaves 75% the game looking incredible.The UI is ugly and intrusive to the point that it negates my enjoyment of the other things you listed.
I played FF7 for the first time on the PS4, and the low quality background were too much of an eyesore to me, sorry.
Hell no this Port is amazing. Bar some ui issues due to it being a mobile game. Its by far the best version.