The experience was pretty great considering the pain we've had to endure so far.
The only complaint at this point is that I still have to check the retainers to find the cheapest item. (999.999.999gil for a dream hat? Are you drunk!?)
If this ONE step is eliminated and I don't have to warp into a different area to complete the purchase...guess what.
This is an auction house!
There's a pool of items that are can be searched now. The retainer 3d models serve absolutely no purpose whatsoever anymore and that's a great thing.
If anyone thinks seeing the market ward room and the 3d models of the retainers is worth the loading screen then the wards should be shrinked to only one room where you walk into like any other room or guild in Limsa without the loading screen and there you can access the item search menu.
From the same menu the item is searched there is no reason why you can't buy the item from the same screen.
Edited, Dec 22nd 2010 3:50am by seiferdincht