Leadified on 12 August 2015
Btw scrubs, you can speed up the ATB system in the options menu.
and lvl 9 sounds very low for that point in the game. Make sure you don't flee from normal battles and you should level just fine.
Not sure about Cone but I've set mine to fast. I think overall I've started to get used to it as I play more, I was bothered more about it around the time I started the game.