What's funny, is people bashed a lot of us so-called "fanboys" for saying that this game had great potential, if anything. Now, that Yoshi~P has shown the world 2.0 (aka "Potential"), a lot of those people are coming back slowly but surely.
Let me rephrase.
I was not speaking of the people that said this game had potential. ****, I played for 3 months for a reason. I thought it had potential.
I was speaking more of the people that vehemently defended blatantly broken mechanics and aspects that were clearly wrong with this game at inception. I speak of those aspects that lead to the "house cleaning" at SE and the eventual metamorphosis of this game that is currently being implemented.
For example: http://ffxiv.zam.com/fcluster/gotopost.pl?mid=1286575115224272109
In this thread, I pointed out how the crafting system was broken based on it being an overly complex cluster-f. Without fail, multiple members of the "Defend a Bad Game at All Costs" mafia where quick to swoop in and point out that I was the problem, not the game.
Lo and behold, they have simplified the crafting system and made it more logically progressive (one of the many reasons I am back!).
I apologize for using the term "fanboy" as I, like yourself, am a huge fan of the FF series. Maybe, I should have used the term mindless sheep.