So Square are "fixing" 14 at a snails pace, the PS3 version could take literally years to be released. Many say this is fine, take thier time as the players will come when they make it "good".
The reason this is simply not the case is because FFXIV's engine is now done and static, it won't get massive updates for the same reason they would never do it to FFXI. So the basic engine they have will be the same engine they are using when the game is finally salvaged and presentable.
In this time more games will be released with better engines and overall stronger gameplay, one of the major appeals left to 14 is how it looks. Even now there is are amazing games on the horizon that will make FFXIV look dated.
Check out Tera and see how amazing it looks, and heck added to that look how much fun it looks to play. I dare you not to be impressed by the video of Tera, all the excitment I had that was built up for FFXIV has gone and this is my new gaming hope now. Game looks epic and will probably at launch blow anything Square can put together in this games in 1-2 years of messing around.
Edited, Mar 19th 2011 7:12am by preludes