-Surprisingly reasonable admins: I've seen some admins on other sites who redefine "terror".
-Site loads quickly.
-Zealous FFXIV "fans" who make life **** for people trying to suggest game improvements.
-Karma system allows for the hive-mind mentality to snuff out unpopular ideas.
I'd frankly take trolls over mock-fans because they're easier to spot and easier to deal with. There's nothing worse than suggesting something that will universally improve the game for everyone who plays it (like faster load times) and being told that it's "not that bad" and to "deal with it".
Try not to get too discouraged Destian. There is a visible turn-over in people who actually come to post on an almost weekly bases. Even when someone disagrees with a suggestion you make, and even if that rate you down, that idea still gets out there. The same person may come back a few weeks later talking about how it's a great idea and they should have implemented it that way at release. I know I am guilty of this and will be again!
According to the Views column, for every 1 poster who responds, about 20 people have read your idea.
Letting the karma system quell inspiration is counter productive, possibly the best argument against the system itself. I do find the validation of the Excellent rating to be as equally supportive as the rate-downs are discouraging. Not to mention those who rate for no reason without a care for the topic.
Basically, keep the ideas coming TheRealDestian. Thoughtful posts such as yours are the biggest draw to the site. Reasonable posters can disagree and still rate you up for bringing up a good point.
Let's hope the posters that have the most to offer in terms of stimulating discussions remain as FFXIV moves forwrd.