I can see the complaints about this not being a content patch, I'm with ya. However this is NOT a nerf path either. DoH was getting excessive XP (NOT SP) per synth.
Before I logged out on WVR doing an R20 Leve I got 900ish SP and almost 3k XP per synth. The next leve I did was R25 and I got 1k+ on the 2 synths I completed and over 3k XP. Granted I failed the leve but I still got 6k+XP for 10ish minutes of my time. Tell me that didn't need adjustment...
They didn't adjust SP, it's not a Nerf.
As to Party sizes... IMO 15 was too much. 8 is just about right. 6 Pigeonholed folks in XI where it was 5 mandatory classes and if you were lucky 1 player of any sort. With 8, it gives certain classes a greater chance of inclusion yet still a managable party size for efficient strategy on the fly. 15 IMO requires familiarity, and isn't exactly the best option for PUGs (NOT PGLs)
FFXI:Sylph - Perrin 75 Hume THF; Retired (At least from my use any way)
EVE Online:ScraperX; Retired
WAR:IronClaw- Peryn SW;SkullThrone- Grymloc BO; Retired