Attention: Everyone here who is just posting negative/whiny/pessimistic/pain-in-the-rear responses to an Emergency Maintenance notes thread
I, as well as most people here, have to listen to negative/whiny/pessimistic/pain-in-the-rear garbage from people 40 hours a week at a place called work. When I log onto ZAM, it's to connect with friends, research some in-game items or quests, and relax while having a good time. That is the purpose of this place, not for you to lead some crusade about a game you claim to despise, yet still play or at least post about constantly. If you really hate this game so much that you have to rant about a MAINTENANCE THREAD, do yourself, the rest of us, ZAM, and FFXIV a favor and just quit. You'll be happier, we will be happier, and FFXIV will be a better place.
It doesn't matter how many bugs there are/aren't or how much content is enough content. If you find some friends, find something you can do together in this game that is available, and make a good time of it. I recently have been duoing with a LS-mate, and everything hasn't gone perfectly, we haven't gotten 30k (or even 10k) exp per hour, and I die on the last mob of almost every single behest/leve. It has been a blast, not because my circumstances were perfect, but because of the friend I have made and the fact that I'm having a great time enjoying their company. If you can find that here, this game will be amazing for you, no matter what ups and downs it goes through. If not, it's cool. Find some other game, sport, club, activity where you do find this. But for everyone's sake, you included, if it isn't fun, just walk away now. I wish you the best in your other endeavors.