I can see ppl leaving for Cata for sure...but its an Add On...not a stand alone game or a "new" experience in any way.
TERA and Star Wars The Old Republic(not KotOR, get your information straight if you wanna flame ...)will be "new" games and OH Ma GAWD will you be shocked to see those will "fail" as well. Meaning of fail in this case...not getting WoW down...which will just not happen...AoC, Warhammer etc are "considered" fails as well...**** even FFXI would be fail compared to WoW...but...all 3 are still running?
I don't care if FFXIV will be considered a fail, if the game just continues and one day will reach the position where I want it to be "experience-wise" in playing. I loved CoP in FFXI...I would play FFXIV endlessly just for the "hope" that it will reach this state one day and I will be there to experience it.
And seriously...ppl always talk about how the game will prolly "not get new players with PS3 release"...fact...FF is a console franchise...fact...most FF fans are on console...fact...FFXIV is a hardware eating *****, which most "cnosole" players did not feed and rather wait for the console version...fact...even if the cnosole version only sells half the amount of the PC Version...those players will prolly stay and play, rather then the bandwagon pc players who just looked at FFXIV for 1 week, decided its crap and left for WoW...and why? Cause they will get a "finished" game by release, other then the pc version, which forced players to either wait for patches, or take a break and come back at a later time. Those not even considering to come back at some point...those are the ones I don't wanna see in this game anyway...FFXI and FFXIV as well are community experiences when it comes to content...and such players can eat my shorts, before I would like to experience anything with them...