I am enjoying the game, even thought the interface has to be the worst released by a mainstream mmo in the last decade.
Only thing that kinda worries me is that noone can tell me what kind of endgame ffxiv has. I mean, leveling up and gearing up, and enjoying the journey is great and all, but exactly why am I doing it? Are there difficult endgame PvE raids or PvP contents? Is my guild going to be able to build a city line in AoC or claim a keep like in Aion, or carve out our own territory of domination like in EvE? The intro seemed to indicate some kind of dragon war. Maybe my character will be involved in some dynamic war of territory with them?
Not to spoil to much, but the intro happens before you enter the game. You continue that story as a player and uncover what this war is all about.
SE will not reveal anything, get used to it. So far we know there will be a "company". We can build boats, rocket launchers and cakes. What does all of this mean? I can't tell ya, that is what makes SE games so much fun. You learn all you need to know playing the game as the story and history unravels.
Do you really need to know all this to enjoy the game? Don't think too much about it, enjoy the ride.
~the cake is a lie~