So after running my mouth about how I'd never play XIV no matter what...
I watched, with great interest, everything released about XIV for the last 3 months.
I downloaded the benchmark, and failed- then felt sad.
I ordered an Alienware m17x just to play XIV.
I pre-ordered the Collectors Edition.
I put the band back together - in it's entirety - from our XI shell with 2 weeks of phone calls.
I just realized at no point before now did I notice my foot sitting snugly in my mouth for the last 3 months.
**** you SE for making such good stuff. I guess you're going to own me for another 6 years!