I like the new look and think you should do it. Up until last week I was determined that I wasn't going to change my character but I have been playing with the creator and have found some great new looks, strangely one of them is a female Miqote which is weird as I always found playing a female character something I never would consider. Only problem is that if I did change I would have to change my name as Edy doesn't really fit a female character. If it's just your general appearance (and I remember you were lala before in 1.0 right?) I would go for it.
I wouldn't play female being male.. Allot of people will treat you oddly it is just the way it is and you will be stuck that way.
I knew a few people that were male that had female characters in ffxi and they said never again lets just leave it at that.
It has nothing to do with how good a male or female players are either, some of the best players I know were females in FFXI.
Back on track.
StateAlchemist, I like the new character. Edited, Jul 15th 2013 10:55am by Nashred