I was always boggled by the amount of ambiguity present in FFXI. I was never sure exactly what a stat did, what stats a food gave me, what the hidden stats were on any given thing.
I'm keeping my fingers cross that SE decides to make it a little more apparent just what it is our gear/food/spells are doing for us.
What are your thoughts? Did you like the mystery of eating that Jack-o-lantern and wondering 'Am I getting just Acc, or is there some Atk in there too?' Or do you prefer knowing exactly what stats you're receiving, down to the number?