I know Limsa is getting a lot of flack in this thread, but the truth is it's really quite a beautiful city. It's complex and interesting, and the view of oceans and grassy cliffs is really quite lovely. Even the outlying areas around the city are gorgeous, something like a really evolved La Theine or Konschtat. I've finished all of the storyline that I am allowed at present and I have to say it's pretty engaging and enjoyable.
That being said, if I have to watch that opening cutscene from Limsa one more time I may murder something >_> between benchmarks, starting new characters and new beta phases I've watched that cutscene in its entirety something like 12 times. @_@ When that cute little taru yells "Land Ho!!" I cringe, what used to be cute is now totally annoying lol.
Since the time I first read about Gridania I knew I wanted to start there, and the recent images of the city have only heightened that desire. The city is beautiful, it feeds into my love of nature and color, and it's nestled within a huge forest. It reminds me a bit of Zi'Tah, which was hands down my favorite area in XI. Do love.