Sorry. Go play Rift so you can be displeased with the pvp balancing and everyone being forced to play the same three characters and hitting top level in four days.
Huh-hu. Looks like a knee-jerk reflex.
Nobody said that RIFT will prove to be the better game in the end.
But there's *quite* a bunch of things they have done *quite* right.
Their skill tree root/branch system is basically a much-improved
successor to the armoury system, and their jobs mechanics (many more
than in FFXIV, btw) all look pretty "unique" to me. Just take a look
at the Riftstalker class. A FFXI thief on interdimensional drugs.
I don't care whether that game has worse animations or bad PvP mechanics.
I'm just pointing out the things they have done much, much better than
anything the FF team has come up with up to now. Don't defend the obviously
bad parts of FFXIV. Wearing blinders usually results in a stupid horse.