I was a nin tank, so I would like to see this come back. On the other hand, making them a proper DD (read: endgame) would be ok as well. Loved my haste set up! That being said, I do want their to be ballance among tanks. If they make more than one tank, the emphesis should be on style on tanking not effectiveness. In other words, stop the "no plds in xp parties" or "nin is too weak to tank sea gods" crap. I have this sinking feeling though that SE will make it so that nins cant tank though. They will reduce shadows to being helpful , but not tank worthy or some BS like that. We shall see.
As for other tanks, I have an idea about an existing job, and an idea for a new tank job. Firstly, just tweak blu a little. More def, or def armor, and a few other things. I remember the first time I was in a merit party with a good blu. That dude was just destroying the mobs, but hate management wasn't too bad. The reason is because he was headbutt stunning the crap out of the mobs. So why not just make it where when tweaked right, or the right gear build blu can be a "stun" tank. Sorta like nin/drk but in its own right. Of course this would require that SE not do something *** like make every NM immune to stun (read: Sea Gods).
My new tank job needs to be fleshed out more, but I was thinking of a sort of Astral Knight. The job would have good def, but not as good as pld. It would have astral abilities. These astral abilities would use spirit magic to heal and attack the enemy from the astral plane. However, the main thing would be its dmg mitigation. It would call forth a portal into the astral plane in front of itself so that incoming dmg would be sucked into oblivion. Anyways, thats along the lines of what I was thinking. However, it would need some limitataions so it wouldn't completely outclass other tanks. Like maybe some limitations through recast timers on the portal castings. Maybe something that focuses more on magic dmg mitigation, but the Astral Knight would have to rely on heals, armor, and defense for physical dmg? OK so what do you think? Comments, suggestions, snide remarks?