After unzipping the benchmark I was told it couldn't run because I was missing a file/component? Don't remember exactly what it was, dx3(something or other).dll. Googled the file to see what it was, found a link that included a download, attempted to download it, or succesfully downloaded it only to find out I had to pay money to get the full effect. Tried to run the benchmark again, as is, and was still told I was missing the dx3.dll file. Gave up at that point since I wasn't sure what all I was getting myself into.
My lack of pc knowledge is another factor in why waiting for ps3 might be my best option. Down side is I've been sooo looking forward to september 22nd with the pre-order. FFXI was the biggest video game time-sink of my life and I enjoyed every moment of it. Even though I never made it to endgame...never beyond 60cap actually lol, I put in at least 63days of playing time, mained as a blm taru but thoroughly enjoyed pld and thf as well. Spent countless hours playing ballista. In fact, I think I lvl'd my blm from 52-54 entirely on ballista, which gimped my stats pretty good lol. Roaming the ballista field with blm/nin sporting dual wield yew wands(i think. the ones with 25% interruption rate), binding foes and then AMing them was thoroughly enjoyable...
I guess when I look back, I didn't get FFXI til it was on the market for a while, not to mention that it released in Japan a ways before NA, this time won't be much different. And if I get it at PS3 launch there should hopefully be another large influx of young characters. That said, I'm leary of PS3 delays and was really looking forward to being one of the early explorers.
I guess for the time being I'll just be on these forums, learning as much as I can so I can hit the ground running, envious of all of you.
Thanks again for the responses.