I have been extremely busy this week with prior obligations, so I have had very little time to analyze all the new information.
The little I have seen shows the game play similar to that of FFXI. As in you unsheathe a weapon, wait a few seconds, and then auto attacking becomes enabled. I saw a scene where a warrior was fighting multiple mobs; however, he was only single attacking one and did an aoe type ability.
I was hoping for more flexibility on targeting, target swapping, and sheathing/unsheathing weapons.
I played a warrior in WoW, and the ability to quickly switch targets was crucial in making sure a party member does not die. It seems from the videos I am watching that the slow game play will not mingle well with large scale battles.
I am hoping that target switching becomes easier, and accessible 'on the fly' as opposed to having to target lock.
While I am on the subject, the game does seem to be slow. It could be bad/inexperienced players, but the Dev playing the game also had similar speeds. I did not like the snail pace of FFXI. The creators of FFXIV mentioned a speed up of the game play. I do not see evidence for that as of yet.
These are just my thoughts, and people are free to disagree, but I am hoping that the next footage we see will be a much faster game.