I like it a lot too! Huge thumbs up from me. Here are two things I would like to see going forward:
- Increase in passive mode MP refresh... I feel they slowed this down just a little too much. Less standing around between battles would be a good thing. I think a good fix to this would be to reduce MP costs during active mode, and then allow casting from passive mode but for a greater MP cost.
- Make Grand Company halls more grand... I'm hoping there's more to these halls that we just haven't seen yet. If these companies have so much history, then they should have expansive halls with giant statues, plaques, monuments, etc. You know, "grand."
Aside from that, I really have enjoyed myself in game over the past few days. I haven't had a chance to try the new dungeons, but I've found enough quests to more than keep myself busy... and for my rank, these quests actually offer decent SP and item rewards. Big, big thumbs up on that.
I am struggling to find a linkshell though, and this is where I wish SE would accelerate the development of social tools (better party search, linkshell management options, etc.). There are a few good "hardcore" linkshells on my server that I'm aware of, but finding a hybrid casual/hardcore linkshell (casual mostly, with some scheduled events throughout the week) seems downright impossible.