So, I am not as hip to all this FFXIV incoming info like you all (retired from FFXI years ago, and did not play for too long) but I am just curious as to your thoughts about the concept of having a "class" of crafters, and whether or not this will be captivating and engaging, like a combat class. I love crafting as much as any other bloke, but is it SE's intention to have a certain player consistently craft things, throughout the game, and that is all? I understand that there is going to be a great deal of flexibility, where players can jump from class to class, but surely there will ned to be an individual focus on a single class as you progress with your character.
So what do you think? Could it be fun logging on for an hour, playing in your garden, and logging off? Or am I simplifying this beyond SE's intentions?