Do you guys really care about getting massive SP and grinding all the way to rank 50? I mean if you really like FFXIV you shouldn't be focusing on how fast you can level up. Look at how does this would effect newbie for example, they wouldn't even know how to work well on their classes since they're moving too fast on their ranks doing leves and camping behest for 5-6 hrs and nothing else. I thought those people who are currently enjoying FFXIV would just go steady on grinding and learning through their progress? I'd rather wait for an actual content updates to arrive than having this trend of WoW's easy mode into FFXIV. To me, the last update was a disappointment and I'm really anxious about FFXIV's future.
I don't see any "easy mode" with this at all. Yes, doing behest every hour is quick SP, but with the 15 members they're getting everytime now, you're not actually getting the full SP you could get.
A party of 6-8 will net more SP than a party of 15.
Also, people are doing leves on higher star ratings now for more SP.
I myself have been duoing leves on harder options than previously and it's certainly not an "easy mode" for leveling.