I didn't find anything regarding quests in FFXIV yet so please forgive me if there's already a thread.
It always bothered me that the normal (not story related) quests in FFXI were kinda superfluous.
There were a few common ones everyone did like chocobo or subjob but most of them weren't worth the time.
It would be nice if these small quests would get more attention and provide some kind of reward for the players. Be it some Exp, crafting materials, gil, equipment, points like CP or skill points for magic or weapons.
Most RPGs use such a quest reward system. WoW might be the most popular example but the rewards you get there are just too much whereas the quest description/story itself is superfluous. This turns the quests into nothing more than a tool to quickly get something.
I think and hope we will see more such small quests in FFXIV as it would fit the planned casual or solo part of the gameplay. Although I'd like to see many quests for partys too.
Just make them a little more rewarding so people might level through questing instead of grinding.