As someone who has to wait for the PS3 version of FFXIV, I spend a lot of time reading this forum to get my fix while I wait.
I believe I have a good feel for the issues in this game, and I understand the frustrations. However, this morning I read Aurelius' post here http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=12864440591377960&page=1. It made me remember what I am really looking forward to, and what I've missed since FFXI. The community. Now I know Aurelius' post wasn't really a feel good story, but I enjoyed hearing about the interactions with others.
I also understand that the community is hampered by other technical issues...no need to reiterate them as they are listed many times.
As you all are my only way to stand the wait, I'm asking for some stories, some experiences that demonstrate the community of FFXIV. Have you had anyone help you out, found a good group, had a good party? ****, had a bad run in with someone? I'm mainly looking for people driven info, not so much about bugs or lag or lack of AH.
One thing I think I'm going to enjoy in this game is how the community has to rely quite a bit on each other, and I'm asking for evidence of this fact.