What I find amusing is that how 90% of the population in this forum were aggressively defending this game and flaming the **** out of anyone who said anything remotely negative about the game.
Now almost every review site out there has given FFXIV one of the worst review bashings i've seen in a while, all while complaining of the same things that everyone was flamed for previously.
Now that the reviews are up, all of the fanboys have come to their senses and now accept the insults to the game as legit and have started complaining about the same things they flamed players for previously.
I am really enjoying the game. I am having a lot of fun with crafting and some mining. No doubt there are a lot of issues to fix, but I am still enjoying the game.
I think others would enjoy the game more if they actually played more and read forums/reviews less.
From many reviews, I get the sense they were going into the game expecting something completely different. This doesn't excuse SE from all the UI issues, as those need to be addressed ASAP, but I cant help but feel that if the reviewers played a little longer and got a DoW, DoM, DoL, and DoH to level 20 they would see that the game is better than it first appears.
That being said, the game is currently lacking a ton of content. This can be expected with a new MMO, but maybe not quite this extreme.