One thing about FFXIV that really grilled my tenderloins was the progression of Archer to Bard. Was this done under Yoshi-P's direction?
I used a Bard for many years on Final Fantasy XI and its implementation in Final Fantasy XIV was frankly an insult.
It was not really a Bard. It was an Archer with a very small handful of AoE skills which were randomly given music-related names.
I'm not sure why they chose to make Archer become Bard. I guess they just wanted to rattle off the name "Bard" on their job list, without actually making a Bard. As far as I know, no other iterations of the Bard Final Fantasy job has used a bow & arrow.
In my opinion, they should revamp this job entirely. Archer should progress into Ranger, which would further utilize its bow for ranged DPS.
If they want to add a Bard, they should fully realize it with instruments and musical skills, and it shouldn't be primarily an Archer.