Let me start out by saying that I absolutely love the game. However, I see the same flaws that everybody else does. It's just that for some reason they're not a deal-breaker for me for whatever reason. I do hope things get fixed though, and the sooner the better.
That said, one of the things that I've read a lot of complaining about in forums and reviews is the lack of transportation in the game. The chocobos and the airships aren't available yet, and this seems to be a negative mark for the game for a lot of people.
My question is... How is it any different from FF11? In 11, you needed to be level 20 on a job to be able to obtain access to ride the chocobos, and getting access to the airships was even more of a pain in the ***. In fact the only thing you would be able to access "out of the box" was the Selbina ferry.
I can't obviously speak for everyone, but personally it took myself longer to get access to these features in 11 than 14 has been out. So even if these features were implemented, how many people would really have access to them? I know there's people who've gotten leveled up very quickly and all, but I'm speaking on average.
I'm just kinda curious as to how the lack of chocobos and airships at this time has become such a big deal to what seems to be a lot of people.