I know I have mentioned this in other threads but I wanted to make a thread specifically on it.
I have been exploring what I can of the game and I've realized that many of the monsters were just taken from FFXI and added into ARR without even a touch up.
Here's a screenshot where I put the FFXIV monster next to its original FFXI version. http://i.imgur.com/rtZ5Uvx.jpg
As you can see, there is no graphical update and it looks smudged out and hideous. I noticed the same thing with a lot of ARR enemies.