Basically, I just came to a realization.
Everyone in Beta is Legacy. Everyone talking about the Beta are Legacy. AKA people who thought XIV was already good enough to be paid for.
How I came to this realization is when I saw the admin (Thayos) breaking NDA and talking about how great FFXIV gameplay and UI is. I noticed...HEY. THIS GUY HAS A BUNCH OF LEVEL 50s!!! and these are pretty much the only people allowed to test!
I know I bought the CE $80 version and I didn't get in. my friends who bought the game & quit didn't get in the Beta either. only Legacy members who already thought the game is good.