especially th ebolded one:
"Cons-combat, targeting was a mess, found it slow, frustrating and unsatisfying
-chat, with no voice chat it just adds to the frustration while in a dungeon or mid combat
-no interactions, no collecting or searching the world for anything
-quests, I thought the quests were extremely boring and not just the 100s of fetch quests but the dungeons themselves, I can't see myself wanting to return to any of them.
-interface, I found the controls and menus just as frustrating, nothing was seamless or effortless."
Edited, Aug 7th 2013 1:40pm by DuoMaxwellxx
Combat - It's already a lot faster than it was previously. 1.0 was a lot faster than XI, and now ARR is faster than 1.0. My 2 cents anyways.
chat - Most people on pc are going to be using some sort of other chat service. Most of which would probably work better than anything they can pump out in such a short time. I'd rather they not release one and just wait a while after release that way they can do it properly. This also gives them time to work on a ps3 one as well if it ever makes it into the works. It's really only an issue for ps3 users if they don't have a ps3 right next to a computer.
no interactions - Personally, I would include gathering in this topic. The gathering jobs are very important to the crafters. You can go and interact with the environment and gather lots of items to sell. Also, not ready at launch, but Yoshi has mentioned that the gathering jobs will also eventually be able to find maps to treasures hidden around the world. Something similar to FFIX. That's where he got his inspiration.
quests - Please realize they didn't include all the quests they were going to have ready for the launch. Also, the quests you've seen only go up to around lvl 35. I'm sure they get much more complicated around lvl 50.
interface - I suppose I agree. I liked the old interface from 1.0, but most people didn't, so I'm ok with them changing it. I'd rather have to learn a new interface then keep the old one and annoy the heck out of most of the player base. Other than that, I can always map the keys to ones that I want it to be and not what it's default setting is.