So you want to stand around and wait for a white mage to get your party started, no thanks
Or you could get a rdm, smn, pup, whm, sch or even a god **** brd to heal your party...
I think the people telling here how ffxi didn't have variety in jobs really are the people that made ffxi look like there was no variety in jobs.
I had a proper melee set for my rdm, I solod my whole SMN career, I was occasionally MAIN HEALER on my puppetmaster, I had a DD set for my WHM, I nuked with my BLM (and loved it, whis something similar would be in 14) but I also healed on my BLM when I healer was down... I also healed with my BRD when the mages ran out of MP... that is if I was subbing a mage.... and so on.
I don't know what to call it but I do think that jobs (well mages at least) in FFXIV are a bit all over the place. I love the variety (and anyone who knows me will vouch for it) ... but I still stick to it that the jobs haven't been thought 100% through in 14.