I will be staying. I took a three week hiatus from the game to pay EQ2, but after the comprehensive list of upcoming updates was posted, I got excited about the game again. I logged in, left the link shell that I was currently in, which although for the most part were filled with decent people, was not my cup of tea, not to mention there was never anyone my level to party with. I found a new linkshell very quickly, with people leveling classes around my level and have been having fun all weekend.
I will say that this game is not a solo game. It's not that you can't solo, it's that it's just not fun to. EQ2 I consider a good solo game, because progression is fast, there's lots of story to the quests you do, and you can pretty much acquire everything you need for most of the game by yourself, minus the social interaction of course. FXIV isn't there yet and probably never will be. Personally I find partying much more fun than soloing even in a good solo game, and I would say most people agree.
Yes I am quite happy with the game again, even in it's existing state. I will say this market ward search function will make life much easier though :)