Been playing games and MMO's for a long time. I have come to find more enjoyment out of small and tight knit communities compared to extremely large ones.
I am not sure if there is even a market out there for smaller guilds, I see some posting to get involved with a group that is hardcore and will pushing end content ASAP. I see others that want to enjoy the ride and do it socially with as many people as possible. I find myself torn between those twp groups. I like to see content while its relevant and challenging, but I definitely don't feel the need to be the first to do it. I also like to be social, but prefer to be so with a much smaller pool of people than most.
My playing time has decreased a bit, but it is still not bad. Planning on playing at launch at least 3 days a week plus weekends. My normal weeknight free time starts between 8-9pm EST and goes til 12-1am EST. On weekends, I am pretty open all evenings. I have experience in MMO's (WoW, Rift, Tera, TSW, WAR, etc), although I don't have any experience in Final Fantasy 14 except a recent beta weekend. I tend to gravitate towards the tanking or healing classes.
I am not sure if any of the above falls in line with what any linkshells or FC's are looking for. If there are any recommendations, they would be greatly appreciated.