I've been able to log in pretty fluidly since I got home from work today. A couple of the pros for me:
1) The cutscenes are great. I love the story so far. It's my hope that future expansions capitalize on voice acting more ala SWTOR. Either way is fine though. Very well done.
2) I managed to make a friend on my server after welcoming him in from XI and guiding him around Limsa.
3) Discovered the joy that is fishing! I'm really anxious to get the rest of my Hand/Land classes started so I can start making stuff. Gotta figure out how to get from one place to another.
4) Learned that gil farming isn't going to be hard at all, even with no established economy ;)
5) I have plenty to look forward to writing in my blog now!