Regardless of my, or yours, or anyone else's personal opinion, the fact remains that SE does have to regain trust from a great many people who bought this game expecting one thing, and receiving something else. I think we are a long way away from FFXIV being cancelled, so really, discussion around that is a moot point for me. But people are losing interest, myself included, and I've been a fan of the game since the start.
Unfortunately this isn't a problem that is going to be fixed in a few weeks. It won't even be fixed by December, when they roll out the new patch and the content update. But I do think this game will get over the hurdle. I think the damage done with their PC release will hurt the sales of the PS3 release, but I still believe we will see a large influx of people in March. These people will come into the game, most likely, in a state where the vast majority of the issues that we saw in the PC release, won't exist. They will experience the game in a wholely different way, and many will tell their friends, "Hey, I tried FFXIV, and you know, I don't see why everyone was saying so much bad stuff about it, you should really give it a try".
Just think of how this community would have reacted to the game had we entered the game with:
-Functional Market Wards with multiple retainers and search function
-Better working Interface
-Less bugs in general
Yes this confirms they released the game in an unfinished state, and it was a mistake to do so. We don't need to beat that horse carcass anymore. It's already dead. And granted the game still won't appeal to everyone. But the reaction of PS3 players will be much more positive than many of ours, and the game will acquire a renewed energy from their positivity.
March is a ways off from now, 4 1/2 months. By the time that day rolls around the negativity in the community will have diminish, not disappeared, but diminished. Issues will have been resolved in part, and many frustrated people will simply just leave by then. That will give an opportunity for fresh faces with fresh perspectives on a game with many less issues than we faced to give the game a new energy.
Pioneers always suffer while those that come after reap the benefits of their efforts. We are the pioneers, and if it's worth it to us, sticking around will make sure that this game will be a success, not just for those who come after, but for us. This isn't about SE. It's about us. Everyone who is here is here for a reason. No one is here just to be a troll. We all have something invested in this game. And just by displaying interest, whether negative or positive, it shows that you care. And if enough people care, this game will see it's way through this darkness, and we will all be able to experience the FFXIV that we expected to be playing... it just mighht come a little later than we expected.