Playing this beta, I've just realized how long we've all been spoiled with mmos that constantly hand everything to us on a silver platter. With quest markers, boring crafting systems and instant teleports to anywhere you want to go.
So many games have recently done the exact same things. One copying the other. In my opnion it makes for a boring game when you don't need to put any kind of thought or effort into what you're doing. I personally like what they're trying to do with FFXIV and appreciate their "vision". I would'nt change a thing about it. It's a beautiful game and requires a little more from the player than some twitchy fingers. When you work a little harder for something, you tend to appreciate it more and become more attached to your character and the environment.
Anyway..just my 2 cents.