Lets list some of the issues with current classes.
Gladiator: Lacks any real tanking tools before high level, requires to many other classes skills to do their job properly, Flash and rampart are on too high of a cooldown especally rampart. I've never played a tank in any mmo that has so much issues holding hate as the gladiator does. MP is also an issue with how teams tend to not stop at all, No mp=glad can't really keep more than 1 mob on it, which is bad when FF14 is sort of an aoe tanking game. Its very rare when your party will be fighting 1 enemy at a time in a exp party.
Archer: To be frank the damage output is way to low compared to other damage dealing classes, this effect is compounded even more by the fact you need ammo, and yet you hit for less than almost all other classes. I constantly see archers doing much less damage than lancers at least up to lv 35 or so, which as I have said is silly, they should be doing the highest physical damage in game due to the ammo costs. Archer also needs a way to make Light shot be an auto attack, it gets really old, really fast having to hit light shot every single attack, yes it sounds lazy but its annoying. Not to mention they need to remove the range limit for archer comboing, mages don't have to be a certan distance away, neither should archers, this would help with soloing. As it is I hate soloing on my archer due to not being able to combo without having to do all this other crap before it.
THM: This class just hits for way to much damage and needs to be toned down somewhat, either thm needs to be toned down, or the physical attacking classes need a damage increase.
Conjurer: This class is mostly ok but it really needs another lower level heal or something, 2 heals till high level just doesn't cut it really.
All Classes in general needs alot of their abilities to have their cooldowns cut signifigantly, namely: Gladiator, THM cooldowns are fine, as are conj.
All of the Hand/land classes need to level a bit faster, they are dreadfully slow compared to dow/dom classes.
These are just some of the issues I have come across, the gladiator issues makes me hate the class because I feel useless half the time, even though I am using every ability I have to try to keep threat on me, it just does not work.
Edited, Mar 7th 2012 1:50pm by Scyris