This is getting really annoying. I don't mind getting low sp, but getting 0 sp is going to be a game breaker for me.
I wish more people would emphasize this issue and cry out to SE. Maybe if enough of us would speak out something would happen. I've heard so many random things about wanting an AH, UI lag, sorting inventory, etc... but SP gain seriously needs a revamp! I guess I'm somewhat of a "fanboy" and have no problem admitting it. The music and artwork of Final Fantasy is unparalleled and this game really does embrace those things. But I find myself getting frustrated at the thought that arrogance and laziness is the cause for them releasing the game as is without seriously addressing the more fundamental concerns of their paying customers. I don't know what goes in to revamping systems for MMO's but if I were SE and had a launch as bad as this one, I would have a list of all the player requests, comment on which are being considered and which aren't, and list all the upcoming changes and when to expect them.
I hate to add to the list of "planning to quit" or "quitting" folks in this community but random skill ups is the game breaker for me. I'm glad I have an extra free month, great move on their part to retain subscribers, but SP gains are going to need to change before I take this game more seriously.