I have been playing as of 3 days and find FFXIV an enjoyable game. I've created a linkshell specifically for newbies like myself, with twenty three members and counting as of this writing. I find crafting to be an interesting, immersive, strangely addictive and sometimes frightening affair. Battles can be harrowing and strategic.
Other than a handful of awkward, inconvenient or strange design choices, I have a good first impression of the game.
Edited, Oct 16th 2011 4:26pm by AndroVaud