They specifically stated that a wipe would happen if a glitch was found that allowed people to gain enormous amounts of gil, or some other exploit.
Not for "wah I lost 7 hours of playtime!
People lost 24-36 hours playtime.
Considering that the beta was about 36 hours, i find that hard to believe.
I wouldn't be upset at losing the very limited progress we were allowed, but I would be annoyed. Basically all we were able to do was get out of the tutorial. What is proposed is that we all go back and learn what a key item is because some people weren't able to get as far through the tutorial.
People are far too concerned with other people's dinner plates, regardless of the fact that we all have enough to eat (it's a metaphor). Whether it's legacy servers, clean wipes, etc., everyone is afraid they will get left behind and want separation, when the duty finder makes this all impossible.
****, I spent half the beta learning mining and the other half white maging in the 3 dungeons just to be helpful, as my whm is 50 and there was a serious lack of healers. Edited, Aug 19th 2013 6:45pm by Louiscool