I am a big pvper, but for the love of god please keep PVP out of my final fantasy game. It's just too hard to balance both aspects. Look at WoW, classes are constantly being nerfed and then buffed and then nerfed again in a vain attempt to "balance" both pvp and pve. It will never work out. If you want PVP in a game, go play WoW.
Oh come on, for a "big pvper" you haven't experienced much of ballista have you? D: They balance things by adjusting combat only when you are participating in ballista.
I don't want open wuuurld PVP or anything, but having at least some
small system where you can go to fight people would be lovely.
I don't understand the ballista hate from everybody who doesn't.. do ballista. Sure it's system is wack and the players are in the very small minority but we who do it seem to love it. The timing of matchs is the worst thing, and the fact that each cap cannot run simultanously, so you rarely get to be able to PVP, other than rental-areas. Also lolbrenner.
Basically; it does not have any effect on PvE'ers. There doesn't need to be exp gained, or nice equipment, or huge gil to make it fun. Just having some way of fighting others would be great.