I've played since CE release and so far it has been "meh" everywhere I go. Their are a few places where the music is soothing but I have not heard anything that makes me want to literally stay in an area just to hear the music.
I really don't like comparing it to FFXI but technically it does pull from the same family. FFXI had incredible musical themes that gave life. Like when I heard a certain theme I would imagine in my head for example, Sandy would be grandiose, Bastok was hustle and bustle and Windurst was magical.
And the battle themes *sigh*. A battle theme is suppose to make you feel invigorated and ready to go. All I hear is mediocre techno/rock.
What is everyone else thoughts/opinions?