Are Miqo'te really expected to be that much more popular in 14 than they were in 11? It seemed like in 11, the overall race popularity was something like: Hume > Tarutaru > Mithra > Elvaan > Galka. Edit: According to the "census" information anyway, though it seems that at one point Tarutaru actually overtook Hume, and Elvaan were more popular than Mithra.
There are a whoppingly staggering number of Miqo'te. Just to take a sample size, I'm going to log in and list people I see as I see them (forgive the XI terms, it's faster for me to think in XI)
This is players in Wench and Bearded Rock, in Ultimecia, at 4:10 PM EDT 8/24.
Mit Tar Mit Mit Hum Mit Mit Hum Hum Elv Gal Mit Mit Hum Mit Hum Ele Ele Mit Hum Hum Mit Mit Tar Mit Tar Tar Hum Mit Tar Elv
And logging out, so my total was:
As you can see, huge amount of Miqo'te. Again, small sample size, but they are very very obviously the most populous. Not sure if everyone is just getting their inner Neko on or if people think that Mithra's DEX in XI is carrying over to XIV or what...but there are a ******* of Miqo'te.