I got all giggly when I read they're calling it the Materia system. **** yes, where's my black materia??
I just hope gear can be customized into something meaningful, like a body piece that can either have +10 DEX or +10 VIT. Not some piddly cap at +1 and a miniscule elemental resistance. Also, maybe infuse some limited use spells into armor?
When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.