I kinda understand you, for a moment or two I wondered if I should reconsider myself. Didn't though, my copy is on its way as we speak. What I think is that this kind of UI is pretty much working as intended (minus the lag / delay most people experienced during beta phases). They want it to resemble classic RPGs and stuff. Now I'm sure that's not everybody's cup of tea, and I'm not quite sure about myself. I loved the old RPGs in their times (and still love some of them now). But...either way, for me an UI has to be practical and fast, something ya can do pretty much blind (in other words, it should not feel like it's in your way, slowing you down, etc.).
I try to have faith though, and I'm sure SE will tweak things a little bit here and there, depending on feedback over time. I'm not expecting a full UI overhaul, no. But I think, at least in the future, it will be something most of us can accept without pulling our hair out.
Me's excited, either way!
FFXI: Rynaria - Mithra on Kujata [retired]
FFXIV: Fancia Dragonkeeper - Miqo'te on Besaid