(Settings: stroke 0, leading -0.3, auto kern, kerning: 200; tracking: 0; etc.)
See? None of them look good.
The only smallish text I can get to look right is Perpetua at 6pt:
But that's kind of small. And here's Times New Roman at the same settings, 6 pt:
What's going on? =P Is it something really simple that I don't know about?
(And yes, all the pictures are of a very evil-looking Bilbo from LOTR.)
ETA: Basically, what I want to do is the get the text smoother and more even while still being clear. Basically, more professional-looking. Like these:
By objection_icons and iconbust