I'm not sure about the whole ordeal. In a way I think it's good. Force DD types to do support roles etc, shouldn't be a lack of the tank and healer type roles like there is in every other MMO, granted they ight suck because "I'm only leveling because I have to..." but ya never know.
I'd be totally cool with it, because I -wanted- to be a PUG, LAN, and CON/THAU. But the way the stats are setup, I have to pick DoW -or- DoM and can't do both. With Surplus XP, I'd just be bouncing back and forth between PUG, LAN, and probably GLA or MAR.
I'm just getting frustrated because initially my plan was all like "Hey, I'm gonna be a PUG and a LAN and a MIN and a CON and a GLA and a LW and a BOT and..." and then I had to change that to "Okay, I guess I gotta pick one or two jobs and stick with it".
Sidenote: I REALLY wish they would make jobs save the abilities you had equipped instead of making you re-equip. I'd love to be punching something, then change to botanist and harvest a tree, then go back to PUG and go back to punching and see a mining point, change to that... But every time I change out of PUG, it takes me 1 mins to switch weapons, then another min to switch back and 2-3 to re-equip my abilities. I chalk this up largely to "it's just beta" lag, but I'd really love to have my abilities saved when changing jobs. Kinda the opposite complaint of surplus XP but meh.