I absolutely hated everything about Windurst. So upon selecting ARC and starting in Gridania I was pretty concerned. But thanks to the Aethernet, the best town music (of course my opinion) and Tarus not being all over the place I like it. The outdoor area is cool. Music is pretty good too.
In 1.0 I loved Limsa but not so much now. I got lost repeatedly and the music was **** (to the point I muted the game music and just played THIS
). Beautiful outdoor area. I can't remember the music in this area as I think I might have had the Bastok theme going.
Ul'Dah is cool. Easiest layout of the 3 I believe. The music was decent. Surrounding area reminds me of my beloved Gustaberg and the music there is solid. Seemed to have a lot of Taru NPCs - minus points.
Overall I'll give it to Gridania