the game is good at it's core, the state in which SE released it is what has players up in arms.
many things that should be automatically given in MMO's in today's day and age just aren't there.
I really don't think its good at its core, it just doesnt have that "Fun Factor" that some games have.
While that's totally your opinion, and it is valid... that's what it is, is your opinion.
Ya there's problems, but it's better than any release of any game out there thus far. I think the problem is this, exactly:
People assume that, because an MMO style of content release/gameplay/game style of enjoyment, are around in any given MMO that has been around for a year or so, that any game that is released now, should start OFF with that quality and level of game experience. This is simply un-reasonable.
The only way you are going to have this, is if you take a game that has been out for 12 months, copy the code, and make a new game with new graphics and a new world and change the name. You will not ever see this in our life time. It's impossible. Games are not made the year before, and the years during a games creation give way to the development of new features in existing games. The games in development will never be released if they have to keep upgrading things like, crafting systems, combat systems, exploration systems, world event handling, weather interaction, whatever... It just cannot be done while a game is in development, and the release is on time. it cannot be done. The game must be released in some stage, otherwise you will see "Duke Nukem Forever" games forever. ya it's being released, but how long has it been... would you like any game to take that long to come out? And knowing that Duke Nukem Forever will be as average and mediocre as any other FPS? what? Ya I said it... anyway....
Yes, all the players have standards set by other games, even ones that Square-Enix have released themselves. This game is different from other games they have released, but not so different that things in the same development cycle would have any worse/less bugs than we do right now.
I say, give it some time, let them do their jobs, and stop crying that the game sucks, no one is going to play it and they fail so hard at games... it's just their development cycle, and so far, it's the smoothest launch of an MMO I have ever been in. Warhammer Online had people unable to load the game, let alone select a character class to play for 3 months+, and some still cannot even launch the game without a CTD (Crash to Desktop).
Anyway, it's late, maintenance is soon, and I'm tired... I'm going to stop ranting...