Recently I've gotten back into FFXIV trying to get to level 30 to prepare for the upcoming content. I did behest leveling for about 2 days sitting in camps afk or doing leves during down time. I enjoyed leveling well enough but I only did it from 25-29 where leveling isn't that time consuming.
I like it more than soloing and more than having to gather a party and waiting for a healer, tank, etc... However I don't like missing behests and feeling like i wasted a 1/2 hour, getting boxed out during peak times, or the incredibly informal party where members couldn't be less concerned with any of the 7 names in their party.
I don't see a whole ton of mention to the behest system, while i think its acceptable and unique i think its far from being considered a good leveling system.
Again i'm only level 29 so far i don't know how people who've used this form of leveling extensively feel about it. Its nice being able to get up from my computer, alt tab, and do other things but I don't like the idea of FFXIV keeping me on a 30 minute routine...
The reason i'm bringing some of this to light is to learn more about how other people utilize the behest system and what they're opinions of it are. Maybe raise some concern among the community and encourage players to evaluate if they like the system because its actually enjoyable or because its easy.