But we'll probably still be able to say the first part of your post at Xmas.
2 months from now I would hope they have chocobos and airships ingame, more quests, fix enmity, implement beastmen, get some sort of search function going for retainers, and have tweaked crafting so you don't have such a random recipe list where everything seems to have been thrown in at various ranks with no attention to if the difficulty or ingredients are appropriate or not.
Will that all happen? I really doubt it. But I've been in betas where they've managed to vastly improve the game's content within a few patches. Maybe SE will whip out the "miracle patch" (*eyeroll*) that everyone liked to talk about whenever someone expressed concerns over release.