And one more question I’ll throw Rora’s way, Rozes from the FFXI Cerberus server asks, "Do you think more classes will be announced?"
Rora’s answer: Definitely. Data miners have already found some evidence of additional classes such as the Disciple of Magic Arcanist. While I know nothing is official until it's official, this indicates SE have already kicked around ideas for a number of upcoming classes. All disciples will probably get more classes as the game expands, but it certainly seems like the DoW and DoM classes have more room for growth. For example, a mere two mage classes isn't very FF-ish. On the other hand, the DoL and DoH classes already announced seem to encompass well the typical gathering/crafting possibilities.
SE has alluded to the fact they're currently working on content for the first expansion. My personal belief is that, at the very latest, people could reasonably expect new classes would be added with this first expansion, which is planned for release roughly a year after the game launches this fall. Some new classes may be released in a patch subsequent to release and prior to an expansion, perhaps around the time that FFXIV launches on the PS3, presumably this coming spring. I think it would be a good decision on their part to throw the community something at this point, but I suppose that will hinge largely on how much work SE has to focus on building a working PS3 version as opposed to being able to focus on new content.
Then look here: http://www.ff14news.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=238
Fencer, Enforcer, Sentinel, Musketeer, Samurai, Stavesman, Assassin, Flayer, Mystic, Arcanist, Bard, Shepherd are all at least on the table for implementation.
Some are indicating that classes may be added either at release, as a surprise, or even in an update before
the first expansion. My guess is **** no, they will include the additional content in an expansion package.
Adding one or two classes at release wold be a pretty good move to get people talking about something positive.