On a positive note though, I made my first 2 repairs through someone's bazaar yesterday! That was pretty cool...made 3.5k gil repairing some level1 stuff...
I haven't tried that yet. I've fixed my own gear but now I'm going to go looking for someone that needs repairs.
I am just guessing here, but I think that part of it has to do with the gamepad controls being so much more user friendly than keyboard/mouse for this game that many people aren't near their keyboard.
Also from my own personal experience, I haven't even fooled around with the chat box yet. It can't be accessed with my gamepad so I haven't even bothered yet. I don't know if you can set /linkshell as a default or if the same /say, /tell, /linkshell, /party (or the abbreviations of those) all work yet or not. It just isn't something I've gotten around to yet.
My main problem is that I hate the position and size of it. I know that it can be enlarged and have done that, but I just hate that it is at the bottom left corner like that. I liked the positioning of it in XI better. Having to edit the chat filters is an absolute must too, text flies by way too fast for that little chat box.
I use a gamepad too. The problem I was having for a bit was I haven't played XI in so long that I forgot the chat commands and had to look them up
Speaking of which how do you resize the chat window?