do your posts start sub-defaulted yet?
I'd imagine you'd have to have at least a few posts rated all the way down to "unrated" before your default score became "sub-default", but I have no idea how the karma formula work.
Strangely enough, this thread's OP actually does bring up a decent point. The recent player poll nor Yoshia-P talked about Anima or alternate travel even though those are hot topics among players. I assume more travel is simply a natural progression of an MMO, but FFXIV isn't exactly a typical MMO right now either.
I'll admit, he piqued my curiosity: I wonder what SE is planning with chocobos, airships, and Anima.