Unless SE reverses the total and utter nerf of mages in this game (especially since they have failed to say they were improving DoL and DoH) I don't see myself ever coming back.
After Abyssea I am not, repeat NOT, going to suffer through MP micro-management fantasy ever again. It just isn't fun, and I don't buy that it is the only way to create challenging encounters.
If SE thinks micro-managing MP = strategy they should make DoW classes suffer the same way by making all cures self target only so that DDs have to learn to manage their HP. Cause, that would be fun, right?
Anyway, I am severely disssapointed, especially with the THM nerf and I am not even sure I will download the patch. It is too bad, things seemed to be looking up, but SE clearly missed the boat again.
/cheers folks. Hope you have fun.