I have never bought a Collector's Edition for any game, mainly because the extra content isn't all that interesting, or not worth the extra 20-30+ dollars. Some of the CE's merchandise is total garbage. One only needs to read through a few of the 1 star player reviews of most CE's on Amazon.com for proof. If SE were to put some heart and soul into a FFXIV Collector's Edition, I would probably buy it.
Bioware seems to have put a little work into their CE for Dragon Age: Origins. With it, you get: "a tin game case, a bonus content CD, a cloth game map, four pieces of in-game content and an unlockable item for 'Mass Effect 2.'"
Exluding the item for Mass Effect 2, all of those extras for FFXIV would satisfy most of my desires. Since Nobuo Uematsu is composing all of the music for XIV, it would be nice to include a CD of the soundtrack. I know a few people who wouldn't mind that.
I'll end with a couple questions...
1) Would you buy a FFXIV Collector's Edition, if SE made one available, and it was worth the extra cash?
2) What kind of things would you like to see in a Collector's Edition?
Edited, Sep 9th 2009 6:32pm by TheJollyjokers