Ugh, stop already.
There's been so many threads on new races, mathras and girlkas... it isn't even funny. Please. For the love of Altana, STOP WITH THESE THREADS. Why can't people accept the fact that FFXIV is basically a SEQUEL? Just be happy they didn't cut out any of the original races. Jeez.
1) If it's a new number, it's not a sequel, lorewise. Also, its a different world and a different game system. It just happens they used the same races from XI, but a) I'm guessing there's going to be sub-categories, since they hinted at that, and b) we have no way of knowing if they're going to add new races, its very possible.
2) there's nothing wrong with wishful thinking. People are excited, that's good. If people don't want to read threads hoping for certain content, then, well don't.
3) Why the heck am I writing my posts in outline format. :P