Been going over and over this in my head since the beta, SE described the class system as a wonderful system where you can choose what you want to be, apart certain class only abilities, by the time we're all high level will there be that Cookie cutter class that outweighs the others, grasping elements from other classes to make it the One class to be?
So to me we're all riding the wind unwilling playing the game as everyone else just at different paces leveling different jobs but unknowingly reaching the point where we are all the same?
in ffxi you could change class in your mog house, and different classes had different pro's and cons, so leveling numerous jobs would be a great benefit, all had traits and abilities that set it aside from another job, you bonded with the jobs you played,
in this your picking and pinching abilities from other jobs, but you wield a different weapon, so i could be an archer, and basically i can switch to a maurderer or a pugalist and still maintain my abilities and traits as with my archer, with a minor difference with a few class only abilities i.e speedsurge if i was a lancer.
I understand SE has limited us with skillpoints, so we cant over equip abilities but as we level we can equip more, so at some point, i'm guessing this is gonna be maxed, and "the JOBS" to level for abilities are gonna become the jobs everyone levels. for example at the min, in order to make a PLD as in ffxi you'd level a few jobs for their abilities, thm, con, mrd, etc to get a basic style pld from gla,
mages at the min have 2 options either a thm or a con, so you either a blm or a whm, but you'd level both for the abilities each job has then decide weather your a nuker or a healer, but both jobs have a share in abilities, and i bet most mages you come across all have stoneskin cure protect shell and shock spikes equiped, making them all the same job just different people playing it.
So in time i'm guessing all DoW jobs will come to the same point, where we're all a cookie cutter job just with a different weapon maybe 1 or 2 special features, to define us from another job.
Sorta makes me sad, at least in ffxi you worked towards job only stuff, to really make your Char and job the best, in this everyone can dress the same and use a majority of the same moves, we're all clones of each other, its like SE implored the equal opertunities act in the job market