In that case: "The game is in better shape than release, but still not in par with any current game on the market, as far as features and content is concerned, if you dint like it 3-6 months ago, you probably would like to wait until 2.0"
Don't listen to this jaded individual.
I also participated in the beta, I didn't like it and decided to wait until it was better as from my previous experience with MMOs I know that they all have teething trouble and all lack content from the start.
I decided that I'd wait till the people playing the game had some positive things to say about it and the complaints subsided to a "normal" level. That was last week.
As far as I am concerned FFXIV has plenty to offer a new player, if its enough to last till 2.0 without me getting bored I can't say but right now I am enjoying the game and thats all that matters.
So I would say don't bother waiting till 2.0, the game is worth trying now if you are completely new to it ( beta aside) after all you can always stop playing at anytime and pick it up again at a later date.