I really hope they don't focus too much on PVP. If they make it arena base, sure, as long as they don't ***** up the balance. I can't stand the PVP in WoW, their is no balance and it's just a grind fest which is not fun at all.
It's nice that SE is listening to fans but I hope they stick to what made FFXI so great for me, the story, world, and the jobs.
The only thing WoW got right with its PVP has nothing to actually do with PVP. It has and will always be the casual framework of wintergrasp and battlegrounds. Its so easy to get into and it gives fairly decent rewards for very little effort and there is nothing else to do but 10-25 man raid in stupidly redundant instances where they refer to most of the things you actually fight as "trash"....
Take PVE and add something similar and you will see the same phenomenon of people crowding towards it and enjoying it en mass. Whats most daunting about this entire topic is that Blizzard thinks people like the PVP enough to warent the attitude that they might alienate their player base if they change things at this point. Clue in Blizzard and realize its the framework NOT the PVP itself that is successful!!
The PVP in WoW is flawed at its very core, yet its still fun, but in the end its the framework and honor system that seals the deal more so than anything else by such a large margin it would probably surprise me and I am the one saying this.
The framework for PVP in FFXI is by far and wide a checklist things not to do. But it was ok simply because FFXI had a lot of PVE options to choose from due to the design philosophy that Square took when designing new end game content. The fact that zilarts gear is still some of the best stuff to date is pretty remarkable example of different design philosophy compared to blizzard.. hehe And in the end it resulted in a wider verity of choices and goals in end game.
Anyway with that said... The bar was so low with FFXI simply designing a PVP mode that people are willing to join would be a monolithic step in the right direction lol... So with the way the OP quoted the guys comment it could have simply ment that the new mode will both make sense and be easy to join when ever you want haha...