Now I see BLMs without quelling strikes in almost full Allagan while I sit with three pieces. Even after I get it, there won't be that unique feeling. I won't have put so much time into coil as dynamis and the items are so random that just about any fresh 50 with full DL can get them. Only thing that makes you stand out is the T5 loot which isn't all that great for some of us.
I dont think coil will be the end all be all, fortunately. Eventually something will be released that will surpass it once they raise the level cap.
But right now, in our group, the RNG loves our black mages so much that I have the gloves, boots, bracelet, and ring while our lala blm has hat, chest, gloves, boots, and ring. I have passed on the last three drops because A. I already have them, or B. They are not BiS and I have the Af2 (looking at you, chest and hat). So I have a x3 preference now, which is nice should the pants drop in turn 4. Even stranger however is the fact that over all these weeks, our tanks have one drop collectively. Getting kinda mad at the RNG.
I personally see it that there are many different ways to gear yourself, and we still can't fully agree on what is BiS. So I might run up on a blm in full Allagan with the weapon and be confident that me in my AF2 gear and relic+1 would be just as good. That amount of customizability is one saving grace for uniqueness. Now if only we could dye the AF2 and Allagan and dye multiple colors or mixed colors (like in the multiplayer of Mass Effect III) we would be all set. Edited, Nov 27th 2013 9:50am by Valkayree