To be honest, it scares me.
The poll (in a way) is comforting because clearly the director is listening to people's needs, but the limited number of choices and only being able to pick 1 thing on a list really, really scares me.
It scares me because I think AH will win (and I think the game is fine without an AH) and I want some real content. I want more story! I want more adventure! I want Chocobo and Airship and more zones and more history and more NPCs (of consequence).
I intend to play this game for a long time but I'm legitimately scared that things could turn fast into something I don't want to play (WoW, I'm looking at you) based on "majority" opinion.
Would this be better for the majority and for XIV sales? Probably, but I was really looking forward to playing XIV and I'm not sure I can handle a serious overhaul of life as I know it in Eorzea.
CHANGE, I'M AFRAID OF YOU. Please go gentle on me.
I sort of agree with this. I think the game needs some serious work, but I definitely don't want it to be another WoW just because they implement everything everyone asks for and everyone asks for WoW features.
The AH is a great example. Right now, after the search feature, an actual AH is somewhat low on the list of needs. It might be a bit more convenient, but we need story quests and more varied areas to explore and such. I'm worried everyone is too used to crying out that we need an AH to pick things we need more right now.
Another is PvP. There are certain things I expected when getting into this game based on what the devs said before it started, and one was that they wouldn't be focusing on PvP or possibly even having it at all.
So much of it could easily go either way too. Like that last question, I'd love a complete overhaul of the SP system and the flow of character advancement through levequests and fighting enemies (grinding). But I don't want them to completely remove the things that work well like the stamina system for combat.