Your complaints are so good I'll just add to them.
*ESC key should be immediate, and for all menus. ESC key only works "most" of the time... why can't we make it all the time?
I love how when you're done talking to the Repair NPC, by pressing Esc, she always says one more thing and you HAVE to press Enter to get out of it. ESC doesn't work. GENIUS SE!
*When trading items with retainer, the data should be sent at the end of all transactions. Waiting 5 seconds after every item is very frustrating.
At least SE is consistent. Its a 3-5 second delay to open your Inventory, after you click Synthesize, to view your Equipment, sometimes even after you press a button to attack..... pretty much anything that has something you click on has a major delay attached to it. Another GENIUS MOVE!
*Retainer item exchange and bazaar management should be in one window.
I'm going to see your one window Retainer management suggestion and raise you a Retainer accessible wherever suggestion! Seriously, how does it make any sense that you can't call your Retainer while they are in the wards. I mean is your retainer retarded? They must be that they don't know where to go back to apparently - just stuck in the Wards. Also GENIUS move is to have retainers all reset after any maintenance. Good one SE!!!
*It takes 10-20 seconds to change from class to class because of action/equipment macros changing one at a time.
LOL I think you're being a bit generous here. Let's try 20-30 seconds.
*Seemingly cannot do any actions when the mob is doing a special attack? Jarring Strike keeps getting canceled due to mob doing a unnecessarily long attack animation.
Haven't seen this one, but I do see inexplicable delays/lag during combat that cause any number of issues like your action bar being fully depleted or attacks not registering or firing correctly. Its totally random.
*A limit on the amount of shouts that can be done a day. Also /block command should be reissued.
This one is so absurd, I almost thought you were making it up. Really? A limit on shouts? I mean for real? That really exists? It makes me want to try it out.... If its true that is just so completely lame... I don't even know where to start.
*More party-based content. Leve parties are a waste of time. Behest is like Garrison in FF11, where you spend twice as much time getting half as much exp/money you get than normal.
That's the way I find Leves usually. They are a complete waste of time. Running to some crystal to do 5 synths most of which fail, I mean I can just stay in my City and do 20 synths in the same time and make double SP. I rarely do them.
*Inflation is going to be a nightmare. Being able to get 1million in less than a week is ridiculous.
The big numbers in this game confound me. You're completely right. Gil just pretty much rains from the sky which is nice but at the same time very frightening because you're going to see 500 mil items soon.
*Party searching feature is useless. The old one was much better.
I wouldn't even call what they have now search. Its like ghetto-search. Its like let's take all the good search features from FFXI and flush them down the toilet... what's left we'll put in FFXIV.
*Next time, get game-testers that aren't yes-men and fanboys, but actually make the game playable.
Let's get serious. I've said this before but it's worth repeating. Just think about how many of these complaints are because SE is trying to stop RMT and bots....
No AH, crappy bazaars, crappy retainers, fatigue, UI delay, Big numbers, crappy search, no DBOX, low anima, slow everything, leve limits, shout limits, these were ALL implemented because of SE's philosophy to make this game as RMT-free as possible. But they forgot that the game should also be playable and fun.
They are destroying the game to maintain this so call philosophy against the gil-sellers. And its almost too late - they've ruined FFXIV and I'm not sure there's any going back.