If that's the case then they should have delayed the release. Because there is many more reason than just that for a delay. This is one of the most problem filled games I've seen in a while. You'd expect more, especially from a company like SE. That being said Squaresoft > SE
No, there weren't male Mithra in XI so I don't think most people even expected them to be in XIV. I know I didn't. Weren't female Galka either. I wouldn't expect more from any MMO, and most are about the same at release. Some are much worse. Just the fact that the servers are pretty stable puts them above many games. BTW this isn't the release, this is the early release.
Lehko Habhoka would like a word with you.