I know I'm not, but I feel like the only person who's made 8-10 characters already, all with a different class, starting city, name, guardian deity, etc. I'm just trying to see what I like and what I find appealing about this game before I "really" get started. Their are so many different ways to play the game, and I swore YEARS ago that when FFXIV came out that I would do it right, from the start. So I'm going to be 100% sure that I have a character I can live with a decade down the road before I get started. I want this to be the best gaming experience of my liiiiiiife. EVAR. And I know it will be, because the developers of this game are amazing, and they won't let me down. Not that I want an FFXI clone, but if this game is half as good as FFXI, then I'll never need to buy another game again (for a while, at least.) I'm also waiting on the standard edition to release, also, 'cause I want my Garland Goggles, too.
As far as the all the threads about lag I'm reading go: I really don't know what you're talking about. I haven't had any problems connecting to Besaid on my 768kps connection, and I'm running the graphics at nearly full capacity. Everything is butter-smooth.