I found the guide was pretty good for the complete newb at ffxi. However, once you got more into the game it did become more useless as stated before.
Yeah, same here. It had, at the very beginning a decent overall coverage of basic quests, missions, jobs etc. A lot of info may have been wrong but not all.
Plus this time around when FF14 launches we'll have Wiki site(s) which did not exist back at the launch of 11.