That a long time waiting for information. I mean come on they can't give anything out before then? Hopefully we will start seeing some new info come out.. I would expect big info to be dropped at VanaFest and E3 so why not tell us wtf is up with chocobo's , city-states , airships....ANYTHING! would be better than nothing.
I believe E3 is the perfect time to announce a release date for FFXIV. So far, we don't even know when Beta starts. However, Beta should be in its 4th month hopefully by E3. I also think that SE will show more game play footage and might even have a playable version at E3.
I'm sure it will be a fairly large presence there, but I'm hoping the beta will already be in full swing by then. I should be at E3 this year, so I'll let you guys know what I find out when I'm there. o.~
Versus XIII may also be there, but I have a feeling it will be more of a TGS game.